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Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

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Address: 4 place Marc-Elder, 44000, Nantes, France
Phone Number: 0811464644
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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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Good Old Fashioned fortress castle

This is right in the heart of Nantes, high up and surrounded by a moat. Inside are two museums, one that had temporary display of icons and the other about the castle and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is right in the heart of Nantes, high up and surrounded by a moat. Inside are two museums, one that had temporary display of icons and the other about the castle and the history of Nantes. Both are recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great castle and impressive museum. Lots of interactive displays and comprehensive history of the castle and Nantes.

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A well preserved french castle, well worth a visit. Combined with a trip to the shops, a lunch or a visit to the Machines de l'isle it makes a good day out.

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Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went there one afternoon just to check it out because I had time to kill. The grounds are just gorgeous and you dont even have to enter the Chateau to take advantage of the grounds. This is very economical and very nice. Whether you just walk around the grounds or take the tour on the Chateau its still a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Impressive building, with nice café bar inside the grounds. Set in the very centre of the town, its well worth a visit.Good gift shop with lots of books about the local history. Lovely rampart walks.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I did not enter as I didn't have enough time but there is much to see from the outside The tourist office is directly opposite so you can gen up before you enter It's worth a visit just to enjoy the grounds and the moat

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Natacha E, Responsable relations clients at Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, responded to this review

Good afternoon, We hope that next time you will come to Nantes, you will have the time to visit the museum of Nantes history as well as the exhibition. Looking forward to welcoming you again ! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best castles I've been to. Absolutely stunning piece of architecture. You can walk around the outside walls, walk around the moat below, walk inside and also have your picnic in the grounds. Beautiful place - go see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The chateau is in good repair and well worth a visit. One can walk through the grounds, sit by the moat (which was once part of the Loire) and walk all around the battements for free. There is a museum which is of some interest, but takes a lot of time and an exhibition hall. If you’re staying in Nantes... More 

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Bridlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking round the ramparts and gardens are free. So it is worth a visit even if you are short of time. If you go into the chateau you can either have headphones or a guided tour. Very absorbing and interesting and worth it, but do be prepared to spend some time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not pay to go inside but the grounds were lovely to walk around.Climbing the steps to the eastern wall, you can see the town and peer through the archers windows.

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