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Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

4 place Marc-Elder, Nantes, France (Decré - Cathédrale)
02-40-41-56-56
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Ranked #2 of 31 Attractions in Nantes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany houses the Nantes History Museum, displaying more than 850 historic objects with multimedia installations in a... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dorset
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Fascinating chateau. Don't miss the walk around the Ramparts. Musee rather confusing and too much to take in in one go. English audio guide available but needed our cup of very good coffee at the end!

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Pucon, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

At first sight this castle looks like a common one, but it's really nice, find A castle in the middle of the city is really awesome, an important part of the history of Bretagne, surrounded by great buildings, very good restaurants and crêperies.

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Hants
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Lovely Chateau to walk around, and also to sit and enjoy some refreshments.....drinks and or lunch. Friendly attentive staff.

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyable chateau in the heart of Nantes. Loads of information and well signed throughout. A little tough if your French isn't great as most signs are in French, however, there is enough english information around to let you know what's happening. There's a lit of stairs, but if your unsteady on your feet there's a lift to every level.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

As our stay was short in Nantes, we visited the site of the castle and it was great to be able to enter the courtyard and go onto a portion of the ramparts for free. We didn't have time for the tour of inside the castle but will take more time on our next visit.

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is right in the heart of Nantes which is a stunning city to visit. I dont remember how much is cost to visit but I don't remember being shocked by the prices. The Chateau itself is simply stunning and if it's a nice day it's great to sit in the courtyard and have something to eat or soak up... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Have visited many chateaus in France and castles in the UK, this one has nothing particularly spectacular or interesting to make it stand out. A good visit if you're not a castle fanatic, if you are, probably not worth it.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

An interesting museum to visit which also gives you lot of information about the history of Nantes. It helps if you know French, not all information is in English.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Fascinating exhibition at an amazing site. But it is long. By the end of the day (with a much needed break for lunch) we did feel we had really acquired an understanding of this beautiful city, the complexities of its geography, it's politics and the darker side of its history. But we were glad there were places to take a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
58 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Light and airy interiors make this an accessible and non stuffy experience. Lots of floors accessed via lift or winding stone steps; each floor laid out thoughtfully and not cluttered or overstuffed with information. Interesting artifices from the slave trade era and some great film viewing rooms. I wish there had been more descriptions in English for visitors as even... More

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