Annexed by Nantes in 1908, "Chantenay the Red" managed to keep its "free commune" spirit. Many of its streets are named after revolutionary figures or symbolic figures of democracy.
In 1902, it becames the first place in France to name a public square after Zola. It's not surprising that the area still has a village feel and an active charitable and not-for-profit scene, most notably the "Buttineries", which takes place on 18th and 19th June 2011.
Steps and statue of Sainte Anne
Inaugured in 1871, the statues blesses the Loire and all those who sail on her from the top of her rock while cradling the virgin child. At her feet lie 121 steep steps that brave visitors can take from the "quai d'Aiguillon". Other-wise you can take the ramp-road in front of the "cité de l'Hermitage" which in 1938 (and the rebuilt in 1953) as concrete sailing vessels was the first social hoursing project in Nantes.
the 10 - 10, place des Garennes
Aformer school transformed into meeting rooms for local associations who organise street parties, exhibitions, shows and concerts. The name "10" comes from the 10 original groups who set it all up.