Dates and opening hours

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The entry and reservation tickets, dating back from 2020, have been reissued to the current 2021 dates (from september 29th to october 2nd). You should have received your new tickets by email. If that isn’t the case, please check your spams, and if you have the slightest problem concerning your entry pass or finding the confirmation that your class (or workshop) will still be held, please contact us at
Please note that last year’s reservation tickets for any class or workshop that you may possess, will not be accepted. You have to come to the exhibition with your reissued 2021 tickets.

If you booked a class or a workshop for the 2020 show, the schedule has been updated to the new dates, which means that your tickets have been updated too. You should have received the new ones by email.

Wondering if your class or workshop is maintained? Just check the online planning available right HERE. Your class still there? Great! Just show up with your reissued ticket at the «Class and Workshop Info Point» the day of the exhibition.

Because of the actual sanitary crisis, some artists won’t be able to come. Therefore, their classes have all been cancelled. Every person affected by these cancellations has received an email so that they may get a refund.

If you bought tickets in 2020 but are unable to come to the 2021 edition, please contact Nathalie ( to get your refund. Warning: you only have until the 20th of august 2021 to get your refund. After that date, no refunds will be issued.

Please note that we will not offer refunds on exhibition grounds.

Tickets for the 2021 edition are available since wednesday, 28th of july 2021. In accordance with article L.221-28 paragraph 12 of the Consumer Code, ticket buyers have no right of withdrawal. Every purchase is definitive. Tickets bought in 2021 are not redeemable nor refundable, unless this year’s show is cancelled as well.

If you have any questions concerning your tickets, please contact

Advance orders

(Purchase online)

Adult ticket
: 12€
Group tickets : 11€ (min. 10 pers/group)
2-day Pass : 20€
4-day Pass : 30€

Entry rate at the door

Adult ticket
: 13€
2-day Pass : 20€
4-day Pass : 30€

Bannière Pass VIP GB

Happy Hour every day from 4pm to 6pm = FREE entrance !
You don’t have to take a ticket for the Happy Hour

Free entrance till 21 years old and for disabled persons under presentation of proof.


The show will take place in the Grand Palais of the Parc des Expositions de la Beaujoire.
Adress: Route de Saint Joseph de Porterie, 44 300 Nantes, France.

Exponantes Parc is one of the most beautiful exposition center in France. If you want to take a walk during the event, enjoy a 20 hectare green space, next to a river and to Nantes Floral Parc with a huge rose garden.

For your comfort during the show, a cloakroom is available. There is too a cash dispenser at the entry of the exhibition center.
Warning, not all exhibitors accept credit card, remember to bring another paiement method (cash, cheque)

Dowload exhibition center plan


As with all public events, we are required to check the health pass. It is therefore imperative to show proof containing a QR Code to access the exhibition. The health pass will be checked before entering the Exhibition Centre, at the Forum, from 9am.
For those who wish to do a test on site, we have set up a Covid-19 testing area under two marquees at the entrance of the Exhibition Centre, from Wednesday to Saturday. You will be able to perform 2 types of tests there: an antingenic test or a PCR test.

Travel info to Nantes and the show

 By plane


Nantes airport is one of the 10 most important in France. 18 airlines offer flights to or from Nantes: Air France, Easy Jet, Volotea, Transavia, Lufthansa …
Benefit from low prices and hundreds of destinations to easily come to the Pour l’Amour du Fil Show from all over the world!
See the list of destinations of the airport.

To go from the airport to your hotel or the exhibition center where the show takes place, you have several options:

• Shuttle bus toward the city every 20/30 minutes, duration about 20 minutes.
To go from the city center to the exhibition center, take the tramway, Line 1, direction « Beaujoire » and get off at the last stop (Beaujoire or Ranzay). The show venue is on your left when you get off the tramway.

• There are 5 car rental agencies at the airport.

• Taxi station on site:
→ Nantes taxis: +33 (0)2 40 69 22 22
→ Hep Taxis: +33 (0)2 40 85 40 85

 By car

By car Nantes lies: ~ 4h00 from Paris, 1h00 from Rennes and 3h00 from Bordeaux.

5 000 car spaces in the immediate vicinity of the exhibition center. A priority access and parking spaces are reserved for person with disabilities at the main entrance.

• From Angers/Paris on the A11: exit at Carquefou-Boisbonne-La Beaujoire then follow the sign for La Beaujoire, route de St Joseph de Porterie.

• From Bordeaux/La Rochelle/Nantes Atlantique Airport: on the eastern ring road (périphérique), follow Poitiers, then Rennes. Exit at n°40, Porte de la Beaujoire.

• From Rennes/Vannes/St Nazaire/La Baule: on the eastern ring road (périphérique), follow Poitiers. Exit at n°38 then n°40, Porte de la Beaujoire.

For more information about your trip :

Think about carpool !

 By train / coach

TRAIN : From Paris: Nantes : 15 daily round trips (approx. 2h20)

When you arrive at the train station, go to exit Gare Nord. The tramay station is in front of the station, take Line 1 direction  « Beaujoire » and get off at the last stop.

There are a taxi station and car rental agencies at the exit Gare Sud.




 Nantes public transport:

• By Bus : Line 75, stop at « Beaujoire » or Line 80, stop at « Batignolles »
• By Chronobus : Line C6, stop at « Beaujoire »
• By Tramway : Line 1 direction « Beaujoire » – stop at« Beaujoire » or « Ranzay » (terminus). The exhibition center is in front of you when you get off the tramway.

For more information, visit Nantes public transport website: or call them at: 0 810 444 444.

  Camping / Camping Car

If you would like to come to Nantes in a camper van, there is a campsite close to the show. Adress: 21 boulevard du Petit Port, 44 300, Nantes.

To go to the show from the campsite it’s very easy and it only takes 20 minutes!
→ Take the bus Line C20 at the bus stop Petit Port (direction “École Centrale – Audencia) and stop at Guy Mollet. From this bus stop, take the Line 75 (direction Charbonneau) and stop at La Beaujoire, the exhibition center will be in front of you.

You can also find all the information to park your camper van in Nantes on THIS LINK. (page in French)


For your stay at the Pour l’Amour du Fil Show, take advantage of our accommodation options with our partner, ACCOR Hotels.
Get the best rate on hotels in Nantes by booking your stay through the link below :


Click here to discover some good restaurants in Nantes

Here is our recommended restaurants where to go during your stay in Nantes:

  • La Cigale  4, place Graslin – Face à l’Opéra – Tél: 02 51 84 94 94
  • Brasserie Felix 1 Rue Lefèvre Utile – Face Cité des Congrès – Tél : 02 40 34 15 93
  • Le 1  11, rue Olympe de Gouges  – Proche Palais de Justice – Tél: 02 40 08 28 00
  • Le Café Cult’ 2 rue des Carmes Tél : 02 40 47 18 49
  • Le Select 14 rue du château Tél : 02 40 89 04 49
  • Crêperie Sainte Croix 9 et 11 rue Sainte Croix Tél : 02 40 47 01 83

Nantes: activities and good places to visit

Nantes is a must-see destination: from the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany to the Machines de l’Ile, from the Passage Pommeraye to the Creation district, Nantes combines authenticity and modernity. Its pleasant charm, its historical heritage and its cultural liveliness are praised by tourists and locals!

Take advantage of your visit to the Pour l’Amour du Fil Show to discover Nantes and its region! Here are some useful websites and places we recommend you visit:

Tourist Office of Nantes:

Follow “Le Voyage à Nantes” event:

The City of Nantes:

From Nantes to Clisson, a trip through the vineyards… :

History, Art, Jules Verne… museums in Nantes:

A Must-See while in Nantes, Les machines de l’île:

The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany:

The exquisite Passage Pommeraye:

Pass Nantes: You stay in Nantes for a few days (24h, 48h or 72h) to discover the city ? Everything is in the Pass Nantes !

It gives you free access to the must-sees: Castle of the Dukes of Brittany, les Machines de l’Ile, museum, transport and visits (Nantes tourism guided tour, tourist mini-train …)

More information about Pass Nantes

Tour operators

Here is a list of tour operators which organize tours to come to the show. Do not hesitate to contact them if you want more information.

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 Tour in English

Arena Travel – UK

Join this tour to Nantes for a 6-night stay in the heart of this historical city. As a celebration of ‘all things textile’, the show Pour L’Amour du Fil is the highlight of this quilting holiday to Nantes.  In addition to the show, enjoy workshops hosted by expert Victoria Peat, the tour guide, and visits to the Cholet textile museum and Muscadet et Sevre wine region.

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 Tour in English

World of Quilts Travel – USA

Join this tour to discover France’s quilts and textiles, to visit amazing museums, fabric shops, quaint markets and to enjoy the best scenery France has to offer. You will go to the European Patchwork Meeting, and thanks to an extension on this tour you can also go to the Pour l’Amour du Fil Show in Nantes!

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 Tour in English

ECT Travel – UK

This is an unmissable tour for needlecraft fans! Enjoy three days at the Pour l’Amour du Fil Show, dedicated to the art of thread. You will enjoy an intimate talk from with one of the quilt artists exhibiting at the show with lots of opportunities to ask questions and discuss all things thread. You will also enjoy a fascinating guided tour through the historic centre of Nantes, including an insider’s guide to the city’s best fabric stores to do your shopping.

Kindred Spirit UK

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 Tour in English

Kindred Spirit Stitchers – UK

Discover the city of Nantes and the international Pour l’Amour du Fil Show. During the 3 days on site, you will visit Nantes and discover its Places to visit: les Machines de l’Ile, the castle of the Dukes of Brittany, Jules Verne museum or the Jardin des Plantes (botanical garden). You can assist to the Pour l’Amour du Fil Show the days you want from Thursday to Saturday. For this edition, the British Isles are the guest country, come and meet artists from all over the world, including the British Christopher Wilson Tate with his wonderful antique quilts.

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