Le Grand Café – contemporary art centre is above all a creative site dedicated to the art of today. Every year, four exhibitions present a work of research and production to the public. Solo exhibitions are characteristic of Le Grand Café’s desire to allow artists to unfold the thinking behind their work across the whole of the building. This concrete creative support is an opportunity to produce major new works that intersect personal research with the experience of the site or the town. For international artists it is often their first solo exhibition in France, and French artists frequently create significant works in their careers here.

The projects produced by the art centre go on to enter private or public collections of national and international standing, enhancing the reputation of the town of Saint-Nazaire.