A WINTER STOPOVER IN NASHVILLE

Nashville, is the combination of a dynamic city with strong artistic notes and the generous and gentle nature of Tennessee. We put on cowboy hats, country boots and set off to conquer the East.

5pm, December 29, 2017, it is 25 degrees in Miami. We take the road from the airport to a winter stopover in Nashville. The orange sun of December that sets delicately pours its golden light over the Ocean. One more day ends in the city of infinite summer.

7:00 p. m., 8 degrees. We land in Atlanta, and take the road to Nashville. The first breath of fresh air pierces us, and the fine steam of our breaths reminds us of the freshness of winter that we had almost forgotten.

21H, 5 degrees – We arrive in Nashville. As the bitter and rigorous cold invades us, we are filled with enthusiasm, exalted to see the sparkling contours of the city in the distance, eager to discover it. Nashville, tune your guitars, we’re here! all our senses awaken when we see these forests of bare trees, these tall mansions with red bricks, these warm plaid shirts, these woody smells of fireplaces.

After a good warm night under the thick duvet, a hot coffee and a well-stocked breakfast, we are ready to conquer the streets of Nashville.

ashville, is the alliance of a dynamic city with strong artistic notes and the generous and gentle nature of Tennessee. We put on cowboy hats, country boots and set off to conquer the East.

5pm, December 29, 2017, it is 25 degrees in Miami. We take the road from the airport to a winter stopover in Nashville. The orange sun of December that sets delicately pours its golden light over the Ocean. One more day ends in the city of infinite summer.

7:00 p. m., 8 degrees. We land in Atlanta, and take the road to Nashville. The first breath of fresh air pierces us, and the fine steam of our breaths reminds us of the freshness of winter that we had almost forgotten.

21H, 5 degrees – We arrive in Nashville. As the bitter and rigorous cold invades us, we are filled with enthusiasm, exalted to see the sparkling contours of the city in the distance, eager to discover it. Nashville, tune your guitars, we’re here! all our senses awaken when we see these forests of bare trees, these tall mansions with red bricks, these warm plaid shirts, these woody smells of fireplaces.

After a good warm night under the thick duvet, a hot coffee and a well-stocked breakfast, we are ready to conquer the streets of Nashville.

ashville, is the alliance of a dynamic city with strong artistic notes and the generous and gentle nature of Tennessee. We put on cowboy hats, country boots and set off to conquer the East.

5pm, December 29, 2017, it is 25 degrees in Miami. We take the road from the airport to a winter stopover in Nashville. The orange sun of December that sets delicately pours its golden light over the Ocean. One more day ends in the city of infinite summer.

7:00 p. m., 8 degrees. We land in Atlanta, and take the road to Nashville. The first breath of fresh air pierces us, and the fine steam of our breaths reminds us of the freshness of winter that we had almost forgotten.

21H, 5 degrees – We arrive in Nashville. As the bitter and rigorous cold invades us, we are filled with enthusiasm, exalted to see the sparkling contours of the city in the distance, eager to discover it. Nashville, tune your guitars, we’re here! all our senses awaken when we see these forests of bare trees, these tall mansions with red bricks, these warm plaid shirts, these woody smells of fireplaces.

After a good warm night under the thick duvet, a hot coffee and a well-stocked breakfast, we are ready to conquer the streets of Nashville.

Visit the streets of Nashville

Nashville, the country music capital, is the ultimate pilgrimage for country music lovers and budding songwriters from around the world, the city where Johnny Cash was born, where George Jones and Willie Nelson were revealed.

Broadway, the main street, is the cradle from which all of Nashville’s artistic creativity springs. From morning to evening, the honky-tonks live, resonate, vibrate, through the city.

These musical bars celebrate music in a joyful and cheerful atmosphere, making us sing, dance and even forget the icy cold outside.

Between two concerts, we watch the sports matches sitting at the counter, we play pool with our friends under the blue fluorescent neon lights, amid the scents of fresh beer and wood.

Behind the honky-tonks, there is a more subtle Nashville, with a certain taste for elegance and craftsmanship. Independent shops and cafés, innovative bakeries, breweries, craft distilleries, and outdoor wall paintings are hidden throughout the east end of the city (East Nashville).

Blue, red bricks, but also green

Nashville is also the city of wide open spaces. The city is tinged with many parks and green gardens that aired its great boulevards.

The Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Centennial Park, the largest parks in the city, are huge, carefully manicured green carpets, in which we imagine ourselves picnicking on beautiful summer evenings.

The surroundings of Nashville

Around the city, the generous nature of the Tennessee countryside is revealed. Sinuous roads lined with poplars and oaks shelter large mansions surrounded by herds of deer. Landscapes that breathe well-being and tranquility.

In the great Percy Warner Park, we find the joys of walking in the crisp leaves, of feeling this light breeze freezing our faces, of breathing in the smell of dry wood, and of the earth.

After two days of exploring this wonderful land, we witness our last symphonic epic in the midst of the Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight crowd on December 31 at the Bicentennial Capitoll Mall. Despite the paralyzing cold (-14 degrees) that freezes our lungs with each breath, our hearts vibrate with the sounds of guitars, violins, banjos, and are moved to hear the voices of the greatest country artists, who came just like us, to finish the year with music.

Visits not to be missed

  • The Country Music Hall of Fame: If only one is to be chosen, he must be the lucky one. The Country Music Museum retraces its entire history, making us discover (or rediscover) the voices of wonderful artists unknown to us as young froggies: Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson…
  • The Blue Bird Café: The Bluebird Cafe is one of the most prestigious “venues” (live music bar) in the world. This small, unpretentious 90-seat establishment has had the privilege of welcoming – and unveiling – the greatest music artists. Garth Brooks, Pam Tillis, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood and Faith Hill, or Taylor Swift began their careers on his wooden stools.
  • Grand Ole Opry: The most famous concert hall in the United States, which has seen the world’s greatest artists perform on its stage.
  • Centennial Park and its Parthenon: First urban park in Nashville, it houses Le Parthénon, the centrepiece of the park, in which the statue of Athena proudly stands. Built for the Tennessee Centennial Exhibition in 1897, these two perfect replicas were finally preserved for their beauty.
    NB: The Parthenon is also the Nashville Art Museum.
  • Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park: This memorial to the state’s bicentennial celebration is one of Tennessee’s history and natural beauty.