Centennial Night


An unforgettable day, a magical evening! Centrale Nantes celebrates its centennial.
Students, alumni, staff, pensioners, will come together to celebrate 100 years of their school. 

Exhibitions, testimony, gatherings, concert, dinner, themed bars, dancing, fireworks…

Register here

Registration is free but mandatory.

Celebrations kick off from 4.00 pm… with highlights and non-stop activities… 


From IPO to ENSM to Centrale Nantes… a rising school…
Testimony from former directors, students and graduates…

Campus visit taking in new buildings and facilities! What was it like before?

Book signing: "Centrale Nantes 2009/2019" by P. CHEDMAIL and distribution of the book marking the school's 90th anniversary.

Sale of the Cuvée du Centenaire
White, Red or Sparkling, take home a bottle bearing the "100 year" stamp.


Alumni and students from around the world will be present!

Capture the day in images with a giant photo mosaic. Selfie kiosk available all night.


Let's leave behind a trace of our passage! The students will reveal the different items selected to represent our era. The time capsule will then be sealed; to be reopened in fifty years in 2069!

Follow the green line…

Meet the Centraliens
The school of yesterday and today ... and tomorrow?
The visual identity, how it's evolved through the ages ...
Associative life ... or "Centrale Club Med" - discover the alpha brochure over 10 years ... the films of the campaign teams ... and when the campus was transformed into a grand prix for mopeds!

A look back in time at the research institutes! from the oscilloscope to bioprinting… when science fiction becomes reality…
Women engineering students … a long story! by Aimée Verbe-Abiven, from the class of 1936 to today.

and the evening promises to turn into a magical night… 

Get your taste buds moving…

[legende-image]1488297232027[/legende-image] From 6pm the campus is transformed into a festival site! Foodtrucks will be on site to feed the hungry from 6pm to 2am. Burgers and fries, sweet and savoury pancakes, vegetarian, ice creams ... Don't forget your cash/credit card!


Look to the sky…

[legende-image]1488297232029[/legende-image] Firework display...

A dance floor

Dancing ... themed bars ... disco, rock, jazz - something for everyone!

The end of prohibition bar

1919…1933 end of the Great War, the Roaring 20s, the end of prohibition…
Jazz atmosphere, feather boa and Capone suit. Champagne Bar.


Route 66 bar

Rock'n Roll and a selection of beers!

Bar Shake the future

Neon lighting and futuristic atmosphere for a trip to 2069. But what will we eating then? toasted worms?



This event is not open to the general public. Participants will be required to sign in at the school entrance.

FREE entry. Staff members can bring a guest.

Extra charge for the bars and foodtrucks.
Published on April 10, 2019 Updated on September 17, 2019