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Le Chronographe

Center of archaeological interpretation

Le Chronographe travels the history of the antique city of Ratiatum, discovered in the basement of Rezé and explored by the archaeologists since the 80s.

It is implanted at the heart of the archeological site of Saint-Lupien to Rezé and overhangs the chapel Saint-Lupien, as well as the vestiges of the old Gallo-Roman harbour district. Thanks to the digital, playful and interactive tools proposed in the permanent exhibition, the visitor experiments the methods of the archaeology and goes off to explore the history of Ratiatum. Center of metropolitan archaeological interpretation, Le Chronographe is at the heart of the archaeological current events of the metropolis and proposes a set of conferences, animations and temporary exhibitions(exposures).

Reopening on 17 June


Reopening on 17 June.
July and August : Tuesday-Sunday: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
September-December: Wednesday-Sunday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Closed from 1 January to 1st day of February school holidays (zone B)
Closed on public holidays except for 14 July and 15 August
Last ticket issued 30 minutes prior to closing

Booking required for groups



CONCESSION RATE: €1.50 (proof required)
• 1 hour prior to closing
• Young people aged between 18 and 25
• Teachers – Carte Familles Nombreuses holders – Carte CE and Carte Partenaires holders – Carte Cezam holders – Carte Tourisme and Carte Loisirs 44 holders – visitors to the Maison Radieuse

FREE ADMISSION (proof required)
• First Sunday of the month and special events
• Under 18s – disabled people and their accompanying person – job seekers – "prime d’activité" recipients – former members of the Resistance movement and veterans – badly disabled war veterans – Carte Blanche holders - holders of the Pass Le Chronographe, Pass Nantes and Pass Inter-musées – holders of the Carte Agents Loisirs, FDOTSI and ICOM – employees working for the French Ministry of Culture and French Museums – journalists.




Site de Saint Lupien - Rezé
21 rue de Saint Lupien
44400 Rezé
Bus 30 et 97 : Stop to "Le Corbusier" Bus 97 : Stop to "Clos Bonnet" Tram 2 : Stop to "Gare de Pont Rousseau" Tram 3 : Stop to "Diderot"


02 52 10 83 20