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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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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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Of great historical interest

This chateau is absolutely beautiful and extremely interesting if you like architecture. It has stunning views over the city and you can watch the crowds down below and kids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Northern Ireland
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This chateau is absolutely beautiful and extremely interesting if you like architecture. It has stunning views over the city and you can watch the crowds down below and kids skimming on the water attraction. It has a lovely atmosphere and the city of Nantes is a shoppers delight. Outstanding.

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Prague
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The last of the castles on the Loire before it reaches the sea is definitely worth a visit! It is in the center of the city and on the tourist "green line" that connects most notable sights in Nantes. The entrance to the castle area is free, in the warm parts of the year you can sit on the grass... More 

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Nr Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Entry to the castle grounds and battlements walk is free. Museums and interior are charged for. The views of the city from the walls are great and there is a maze in the inner moat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this castle quite early in the day when it opened - not a lot of it is in English but the audio guide is invaluable in understanding the exhibits. Staff were really really friendly!! You need to set aside about 3 hours for this - there really is a lot to see and is a must do in... More 

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Nantes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's our local castle, we live in Nantes. Very interesting exhibition of Nantes history. They need to make more effort for people from other countries.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely castle that is free to walk around. You pay to go into the museum etc. The grounds are very well kept and it is interesting to see the moat that surrounds it. A must do in Nantes.

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1 Thank wishwellingtons
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The castle is in excellent shape, clean and is not expensive for visiting. It is situated in a very central place in Nantes, so you can walk to reach it, avoiding parking problems.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We visited this museum last September and it was extremely rich in information. We learned so many things about the history of the Ducs de Bretagne, the city of Nantes and how it came to its current state. The view on the ramparts was stunning and good fun to walk around! Don't miss it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

If you are interested in historic buildings then this is worth a couple of hours of your time. There is a museum contained within but as my time was limited I didn't go in. I was happy enough to absorb the feeling of the structure and to wander around the ramparts, the cost of which is nothing but your time!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Nice for the view and the walking in the ramparts. I did not really got into the museum. Free entry!

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