CASTLE DUKES OF BRETAGNE - MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF NANTES

  • chateau des ducs de bretagne. Nantes© Martin Argyroglo/LVAN
  • Château des ducs de Bretagne. Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) © Patricia Bassen/LVAN
  • Château des ducs de Bretagne. Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) © Patricia Bassen/LVAN
chateau des ducs de bretagne. Nantes© Martin Argyroglo/LVANChâteau des ducs de Bretagne. Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) © Patricia Bassen/LVANChâteau des ducs de Bretagne. Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) © Patricia Bassen/LVAN

Presentation

At the heart of the medieval district of Nantes, discover the Château des Ducs de Bretagne and Museum of History.
This huge structure made of granite and white tufa is the last Castle on the Loire before you reach the ocean. The remarkable 15th and 17th century buildings will transport you on a magical journey back in time. Built by François II, the last duke of Brittany, and continued by his daughter Anne of Brittany, duchess and twice Queen of France, the fortress features a residential palace with elegant facades and Renaissance loggias. Thanks to a large-scale restoration project, the monument, which houses a history museum, is now fully open to the public. The courtyard, the ramparts, the moat gardens and the nighttime illumination are unforgettable sites.

OPENING DATES AND TIMES

Free access of courtyard and ramparts :7/7  :10 a.m to 7 p.m.
July and august : 9.00 a.m to 8.00 p.m with late-night opening till 11.00 p.m on Sundays

Castle interior, museum and exhibits: 10 a.m to 6 p.m, closed Mondays. 

July and August : 10.00 a.m to 7.00 p.m, 7/7 .


Annual closure : 1 st January, 1 st May, 1 st November, 25 December.
Opening day(s)

From Tuesday 01 September to Thursday 31 December 2020

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

10:00 to 18:00

Exceptionally closed : Sunday 01 November 2020

Exceptionally closed : Friday 25 December 2020

Past Opening day(s)

Exceptionally closed : Wednesday 01 January 2020

Exceptionally closed : Friday 01 May 2020

From Saturday 27 to Tuesday 30 June 2020

Every day except Monday, Sunday

10:00 to 18:00

From Wednesday 01 July to Monday 31 August 2020

Every day

10:00 to 19:00

Information
  • SITUATION :
    • Nantes - Vineyards
  • PERIOD OF SITE OR HISTORIC MONUMENT :
    • Medieval
    • Renaissance
  • ACESSIBILITY :
    • Handicap and tourism Label
    • Accessible for mobility impaired persons
  • Details about the label Tourism and Handicap :
    • Motor impairment
    • Visual impairment
    • Hearing impairment
    • Mental impairment
  • PETS :
    • Pets not allowed

Tarifs

FaresCategoryMinMax
01/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Cour et remparts en accès libreFree
Adult rate8.00€Tarifs musée + exposition en cours
Tarif réduit5.00€Tarifs musée + exposition en cours
Adult rateMoins de 18 ansFreeTarifs musée + exposition en cours
  • MEANS OF PAYMENT :
    • Cash in Euros
    • Credit card
    • Holiday vouchers (check only valid in France)
    • Bank and post cheques

Map

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CHATEAU DES DUCS DE BRETAGNE - MUSEE D'HISTOIRE DE NANTES
4, place Marc Elder
44000
NANTES
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.21638
Longitude : -1.55034
Contact details
4, place Marc Elder
44000
NANTES