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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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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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Fine place to visit , beware closing times!

We arrived in Nantes to see the Chateau and the next morning after a good nights sleep walked to the Chateau to find it closed. It was closed only on 3 days of the year Xmas dat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived in Nantes to see the Chateau and the next morning after a good nights sleep walked to the Chateau to find it closed. It was closed only on 3 days of the year Xmas dat New Year's Day and the 1st May, yes it was the 1st May, our fiery home was that night. Another try this August... More 

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Grand Isle, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in hotel nearby, and visited on the first Sunday of the month, when it is free and open to the public. Very interesting, be sure to wear good walking shoes. It's in very good repair. Be sure to allow at least 1-2 hours for the visit. Staff very helpful, English is readily spoken by many of the staff.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Welcoming and always worth a visit, beautiful when dusk. There is a lot to see and some good exhibitions, very good photography location

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chateau sits centrally in Nantes, and you can walk into the courtyard and look around before buying a ticket - this may be enough for you, as the main history and building can be seen from outside. There is a free audioguide when you buy a ticket and a choice of two tapes - the outside history is very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most of the outdoor spaces and ramparts are free and offer fantastic views over the castle and surrounding city. One part of the castle needs to be paid for. Section of the exhibition on slavery is interesting but overall there is not much to see and the recently refurbished castle has lost most of its former glory (inside!) and more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful chateau right in the heart of the city. You can walk in and around the grounds for free but must pay to enter the chateau itself. We had Nantes Pass so admission was free and included an audioguide. Really interesting artefacts and the history of the city explained as we went through the different rooms. There is a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is dead centre and provides a beautiful view of the city from the ramparts that wrap around the entire castle creating a lovely stroll through both present and historical Nantes It's free, beautifully maintained like all of Nantes historical buildings and has a very nice park outside the walls next to the moat which the locals seem to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spend few hours in this beautiful castle.... guided tour or solo it's one of the castle I ever seen !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can stroll around the grounds for free but the chateau itself has an entry fee. It is well worth a visit if nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we did not pay to go inside the museum in the centre but wandered around the attractive outside. The moat area is partially flooded with a lovely walk around the upper section of it - people were picnicking within it. There was a large red crane type art structure set in the moat that looked interesting, part of the city's... More 

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