Intercultural program

As a EURAXESS services centre, our organisation offers foreign researchers and their family a programme of events: cultural outings and social opportunities all year long. Come and meet other foreign researchers living in Nantes !

Headsup on this semester’s program (see full program below for details and fees):

  • Thursday January 25th, King’s Cake party : gather around this traditional French cake for a social evening among fellow international researchers at Maison des Chercheurs Etrangers (MCE)

  • Thursday February 8th, Games & Pizza evening: Fun and relax evening with a pizza and board or card games at MCE.

  • Thursday February 22nd : Local Food Tasting party : Food tasting evening at MCE to discover salty and sweet local specialities such as galettes, crêpes, gâteau nantais, breton pork products…

  • Tuesday March 12th, Classic night at Cité des Congrès : enjoy a concert with ONPL symphonic orchestra and soprano singer in Nantes’ biggest classic venue.

  • Thursday March 28th : Games & Pizza evening: Fun and relax evening with a pizza and board or card games at MCE.

  • Saturday April 13th : Nantes guided tour on the city’s slave trade history. Tour in English led by a professional guide from Nantes Tourist Office on this specific topic of our city’s past.

  • Saturday May 25th : daytrip to Guérande, Le Croisic and the nearby salty marsh. Hike by the seafront, visit of the medieval city, guided tour of the marshes to understand how one of the most world famous salt is produced by local men and women.

  • Saturday June 8th : daytrip at Le Mont St Michel, with a unique experience of walking across its bay and quick sands with comments of a local guide.

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 !