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Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

4 Place Marc Elder, 44000, Nantes, France
+33 811 46 46 44
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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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4 Place Marc Elder, 44000, Nantes, France
Decré - Cathédrale
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"beautiful castle"
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"audio guide"
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"castle walls"
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"excellent museum"
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"interactive displays"
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"history museum"
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"slave trade"
in 22 reviews
"free walk"
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"several languages"
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"french history"
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"walk around"
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"interesting place"
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"free of charge"
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"few hours"
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"couple of hours"
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"entrance fee"
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"visiting nantes"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good warm sunny day would be perfect when visiting this chateau. It is not big bit but it is relaxing enough if you just want sit or wander around.

Thank JosieRoberts
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit and nice of all the grounds, courtyard and ramparts are free to experience. Full of history, excellent explanatory signage in French but with English too. Gift shop and cafe available too. We did not visit the exposition which...More

Thank NeilHBNZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

How great to be able to wander around most of this castle without charge. we did not feel the need to go inside, there was plenty to explore on the impressive ramparts.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating place packed with amazing stories of its history...again well worth a visit if you are in the area or just passing through...

Thank Gilgamel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a good hour walking the walls and enjoying the views of Nantes from this lovely castle. A short walk from the cathedral and well worth seeking out.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked around the castle and ramparts, pleasant views and interesting information available. There is a paid visit which we didn't bother with.

Thank David A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were mightily impressed by the château in Nantes! It was the first place we went to on our arrival to Nantes, since we’d seen so many photos prior to our trip. But photos just can’t do this place justice! It’s impressive! It’s beautiful! It’s...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the chateau in the pouring rain on route to an Indian restaurant. I didn't pay to go inside the actual buildings of the chateau where there was a history of French Pop Music Exhibition. But I did walk inside the courtyard and looked at...More

Thank Xavier R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very interesting "castle", although it is more of a fortified palace, with the usual chequered history. Good views from the battlements and the buildings around the courtyard are beautiful. The museum is quite interesting also.

Thank TauntonBob
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built right in the centre of Nantes this castle served as a military base for many years. It's free to wander around the old walls and around the moat which still has water in it. There is a museum covering the slave trade any early...More

Thank Robyn-and-Rob
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