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The organisation Chercheurs Étrangers à Nantes (Foreign Researchers in Nantes)

With the EURAXESS Services Centre label given by the European Commission, the organisation Chercheurs Étrangers à Nantes provides free and personalised assistance to international researchers (PhD students, postdocs, professors, researchers) and their families settling in Nantes – Saint-Nazaire area and whose host institution is a member of the organisation.

To benefit from our services, register with ALFRED !

ALFRED is the date base from the EURAXESS France network for foreign researchers in France. Please register so that we get your information and help you to our best. The data is confidential and only accessible by your relevant EURAXESS Services Centre.

Intercultural programme

The Agenda Interculturel is a programme of events prepared by our organisation : cultural outings and social opportunities. Come and meet other foreign researchers living in Nantes !


Nantes’ guided tour : Traces of the slave trade past of the city

Saturday April 13th 2024, from 2 to 4 pm

Follow the steps of a professional guide from Tourist Office who will guide you in English through the familiar streets of the city center pointing and revealing the traces of Nantes 17th and 18th centuries slave trade past on Place du Bouffay, île Feydeau, quai de Turenne and the Memorial of Slavery Abolition.

A unique and necessary recognition of part of our city’s history.

Registration online mandatory. Instructions sent by email.

Fee : 8.50€ per person

Jeux de société


Thursday March 28th – 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Come and join us for a Game Night at Maison des Chercheurs Etrangers (8 rue Perrault, 44000 Nantes). Many board games, card games and so on (pictionnary, dominos, puzzles, Twin it, Dobble, Skyjo, Uno, Dixit…)A slice of pizza and soft drinks are also on the menu. So all the ingredients gathered for a fun, relax, unformal evening with fellow international researchers.

Meeting new people, laughing, having a good time is all we hope for a small group of 25-30 lucky researchers.

To participate, you must register online via the habitual platform. Check for details in the email sent. Contact us if you have any question.

Fee : 4 € per person.

Due to the limited amount of participants possible, this event is open only to registered members of our association and their spouse/partner.

Agenda interculturel - soirée musique classique

Classical music night at Cité des Congrès 

Tuesday March 12th, 2024 from 7:45pm to 9:45pm

ONPL concert « Hymne à la vie » : symphonic orchestra and soprano singer Magdalena Kosena will perform Gustave Mahler’s Symphony number 5 and the Rückert Lieder. 

9€ per person

Links to register online sent by email. Registration opens Wednesday February 28th at 6pm !

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Members of the association