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Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

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Address: 4 place Marc-Elder, Nantes, France
Phone Number: 02-40-41-56-56
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany houses the Nantes History Museum...
The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany houses the Nantes History Museum, displaying more than 850 historic objects with multimedia installations in a contemporary layout. The former ducal palace also holds temporary exhibitions and cultural events all year round. Besides, the rampart walk offers a number of viewpoints of the fortress. The night-time illuminations further reveal the architectural complexity of the site. A restaurant and a gift shop are as well at your service.
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I didn't think I was afraid of heights until I looked over the wall.

This chateaux was about 100 yds from our hotel. The grounds are free to enter but you pay to see inside the house. We had a stroll around the walls and the moat. It was a fun way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This chateaux was about 100 yds from our hotel. The grounds are free to enter but you pay to see inside the house. We had a stroll around the walls and the moat. It was a fun way to spend an hour. Lots of school trips taking place while we were there so we chose not to enter inside. From... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

At one time this Chateau was on the banks of the Loire, but over time the confluence of the river has been filled in and changed. The ramparts, which are free to walk round, are excellent and go right the way round the castle, giving a good view of the immediate area. From the ramparts you can see where the... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The walk around the battlements is free and is worth the effort to get a bird's eye view of the surrounding town. I hoe not to pay the entry price into the museum (had limited time) and perhaps this would have been very good. Lots of people using the grass around the moat for sunbathing and this does look like... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Don't wait any longer getting inside you buy a ticket to the past. Great atmosphere. Couple hours of real history.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Outside the restored buildings are beautiful and it is possible to walk on the ramparts and round the moat. Inside the museum, lots of rooms with bits and pieces but the explanations were a bit basic. All in french. Lots of stairs as you start in the basement and work your way up. There is a lift available. Some of... More 

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Claire M, Responsable relations clients at Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, responded to this review

Hello, We are so sorry you didn't use our audioguide when visiting the museum of Nantes History Inside the castle ! It allows to discover the rich history of the city of Nantes : Anne de Bretagne, the slave trade, the industrial port and the XXth century. Next time we hope ! More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Chateau of the Dukes (or Duchy) of Brittany is a very imposing monument to a distant age. The building itself is certainly worthy of a visit and careful examination. It is now home to the Nantes History Museum. This latter has been created from a large number of disparate artefacts collected at different times for different reasons. It has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The castle access is not paid . Inside it there is a museum, where you can know about Nantes history . During some seasons also there are different kind of exhibitions.

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hampshire uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A really interesting place almost opposite The Okko Hotel. Good for all ages, we saw baby ducks, & turtles with their babies in the moat. It is free entry on the first Sunday of the month. All the family enjoyed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We found this museum very interesting even though most of the written explanations were in French. There was one book in each area which had a section of English which gave us an historical outline. The chateau building has been beautifully restored and is set up purely as a museum not as a dwelling.

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Les Lucs-sur-Boulogne, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Went in for a quick look. Good surprise, the outside walk is free. Thing is, the walk around the walls and battlements is truly fascinating, with great views over the town. Try it, it's not just another chateau.

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Address: Address: 4 place Marc-Elder, Nantes, France
Phone Number: 02-40-41-56-56
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Loire-Atlantique  >  Nantes>  > Decré - Cathédrale
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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