IN PICTURES, IN PICTURES. In Nantes, young and old enjoyed themselves at the children’s ball

The streamers were at the Bal des enfants in Nantes.
The streamers were at the Bal des enfants in Nantes. (©Thomas Bernard / News Nantes)

Princess dresses, superhero costumes, witch brooms were legion this Wednesday, April 6th on the Cours Saint-André in nantes.

After a two-year absence, the children’s ball, organized by the Nantes Events Music Organizations Association (NEMO), returned to the City of Dukes. From 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. young and old alike took part her carnival.

Music, candy and confetti

“I want a ball,” a little girl asks her mother.

On the Cours Saint-André, children enjoy the party by holding balloons with the image of Lightning McQueen in their hands.

Balloon vendors waited at the entrance to the Bal des enfants.
Balloon vendors waited at the entrance to the Bal des enfants. (©Thomas Bernard / News Nantes)

Take a picture with Mickey and Minnie, have your make-up done, listen to music, the possibilities for the little ones from Nantes in the company of their grandparents or parents are endless.

Near the entrance, the prom queens greet the kids with baskets of candy.

After collecting candy, the children posed with the queens of the ball.
After collecting candy, the children posed with the queens of the ball. (©Thomas Bernard / News Nantes)

“I took sweets, but not much because of the tooth decay,” testifies Hector, 10 years old.

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The gusts of wind kick up the confetti thrown by the Bal des enfants participants.

The orchestra of the Colinière-College in Nantes and the Batucada of Le Hérault-College in Saint-Herblain roam the Cours Saint-André to entertain the children waiting in line.

The orchestra of the College de la Colinière in Nantes gave rhythm to the afternoon on the Cours Saint-André.
The orchestra of the College de la Colinière in Nantes gave rhythm to the afternoon on the Cours Saint-André. (©Thomas Bernard / News Nantes)

In the background, the music blares through the loudspeakers. On stage, the group La Vache qui Rock gets the crowd dancing. A concert for young audiences that appeals to today’s audiences.

“We enjoy music,” smiles Agathe, 8 years old.

On stage, the group La Vache qui Rock got young and old dancing.
On stage, the group La Vache qui Rock got young and old dancing. (©Thomas Bernard / News Nantes)

Dress up, make up and have fun

Despite the gray skies, parents with confetti in hand pursue their children to give them a drink. Laughter and a good mood are on the agenda.

As the line grew longer throughout the day, you could see the best disguises like Spiderman, Buzz Lightyear, or Hermione Granger.

Just before 2 p.m., parents, children and grandparents were waiting to enter the Cours Saint-André in Nantes.
Just before 2 p.m., parents, children and grandparents were waiting to enter the Cours Saint-André in Nantes. (©Thomas Bernard / News Nantes)

“I wanted to have fun, so I put on a Terminator mask! », explains 12-year-old Mathys.

Unlike Mathys, other children prefer to cover their faces with makeup. The tents with the make-up stands are overcrowded. Volunteers walk down the Cours Saint-André with a palette of make-up and apply make-up to the children.

Some kids opted for makeup.
Some kids opted for makeup. (©Thomas Bernard / News Nantes)

While some left the children’s ball disappointed, others smiled as they joined the Nantes amusement park on the Cours Saint-Pierre.

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