Jazz and Heritage Vessels

37th edition / From 28th August to 3rd September, 2023 / Nantes and the Erdre river

The Rendez-vous de l’Erdre festival is one of the most atypical encounters between all different Jazz styles, and one of the most important meeting’s of heritage flagship boats. The festival welcomes over 150,000 visitors and takes place on the banks of the Erdre river and the « Nantes à Brest » Canal in 14 towns : Nantes, Nort-sur-Erdre, Sucé-sur-Erdre, Carquefou, Petit Mars, La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, Les Touches, St-Mars du Désert, Blain, Guenrouët, Sévérac, La Chevallerais, Saffré and Le Gâvre.

With more than 130 concerts offering a new generation of artists interpreting different shapes of today’s Jazz music, the festival irrigates the territory during one week, with a spectacular final in Nantes around the floating stage.
The parading of 200 remarkable boats, and the regattas along the 28 km. of the river are ways of inviting the public to witness nautical heritage in exceptional surroundings.