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Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

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Address: 4 place Marc-Elder, 44000, Nantes, France
Phone Number: +33 811 46 46 44
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Tue - Sun 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Free visits every first Sunday of each month. Make sure to read up before you go in. Beautiful and full of story but you might need some background. (but you need it for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Nantes, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free visits every first Sunday of each month. Make sure to read up before you go in. Beautiful and full of story but you might need some background. (but you need it for everywhere)

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle entry is free, but to access few areas you need to buy tickets(8 euro per person).Entry closes after 6.The castle is pretty big and beautiful.The Nantes city skyline is visible from top.Lot of stairs, so may not be very easy for old people.

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Markham, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place to go for a walk. It has nice views of the city and the displays were informative. If you go in on the first of the month, entrance to the gallery is free!

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Surrey, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visiting on a Saturday in November, not busy at all and easy to wander around the ramparts. Very nicely presented with lots to see. There is a charge to go inside and see the exhibitions but to walk around is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's such a pleasure to walk the perimeter of this chateau and to see the historical exhibits inside and, recently, the modern sculptural installations inside the mote.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A Loire chateaux in the middle of a town! Incredible and stunning, beautiful architecture so much fun to go around ramparts and walking around - and is free!!! And fabulous little creperie just in courtyard, perfect to have a coffee or a bit while exploring.

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Nantes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Wonderful restored castle. Excellent museum on the history of Nantes, including the slavetrade, visits with headphones and in choice of languages. They often have art exhibitions as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Through the museum you get to understand the history of the chateau and of the city itself, very interesting.

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Fontainebleau, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We had a very brief tour of the grounds and old city, lovely views of the river, interesting historical insights on the plaques. Beautiful old town. Recommend Nantes highly for tourists, very pleasant and interesting stop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Great that you can enter the courtyard and walk all around the Chateau walls for free. In this day and age it's very rare to be able to do these kind of things for free.

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