Today, many French choose not to stray far from home when the holidays roll around, which explains the recent comeback in urban tourism and camping. In a river city such as Nantes, what would it take to design a mobile home that flows with this form of backyard tourism? Odyssée Nantes is experimenting with a new kind of paddle boat known as the Pedal’O, a concept likely to liven things up along the Erdre River. The aquatic site features Pedal’Os, campfires and welcome sites accessible to all.
The Odyssée is one of 15 projects on display at Design(s), l’expo 2012.