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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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Pretty chateau with great views of the city

Visited for an hour or so when in Nantes. Free to look around courtyard and walk around the battlements, which is all we did there. After wondering around, we stopped at the cafe... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited for an hour or so when in Nantes. Free to look around courtyard and walk around the battlements, which is all we did there. After wondering around, we stopped at the cafe in the courtyard. Crepes were particularly good and not too badly priced either. Just outside the chateau there is a large green area with floor water fountains.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Brilliant to walk around, beautiful architecture and lovely to sit in the grounds by the moat watching the turtles on a sunny day would definatley recommend to all.

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Thank SarahD2704
Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is not only a duchess's castle but also the museum of Nantes's history. Inside the castle are the exhibits showing the development of Nantes as an important city in Brittany. If you want to learn more about the castle rather than the city, this place may disappoint you, because you can hardly find any information about the castle.... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A really wonderful museum is housed within the Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne. Using modern cutting-edge displays, you can trace history in the most wonderful of settings. The displays are all laid out in eras, and you progress through centuries before you hit the end. The cafe does great lunch too.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

English speaking tour was only was a day, in mornings so we missed it. We walked around, the guided route inside was actually very long there were a lot of detailed information available but unluckily most of it in French.

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

Great place to be on a rainy afternoon! Walk through 32 different rooms tracking Nantes from its founding to the present day covering the social political geographical commercial and industrial history of the city including the darker history of the slave trade. The audio accompaniment is very good and at €8-10 for the visit is very good value - need... More 

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stunning building. The museum is well worth a look but be warned there are a few stairs and it's big (some teens don't like cardio) staff really good . Well worth a look . Each room has a book in English.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great castle in the centre of Nantes just down from the Cathedral. We parked in the Cathedral underground car park - felt very secure. The castle walls are free to go round. There are a lot of stairs but the views and ambience you get are excellent. There are information boards round the walls with a brief English description of... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our French friends recommended the Chateau, and we very much enjoyed the museum portion (which is actually focused on the history of Nantes). The Chateau itself is gorgeous, however the internal rooms are remodelled into the museum (not historical rooms of the period). Definitely a spot to visit in Nantes

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Sintra, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a great free of charge visit to ancient times - it won't take to the interior rooms, etc, but you can take a tour around the outside walls and view over part of the city. This is a very good idea to get everyone to benefit of this valuable historical monument.

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