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Nantes urban History Museum

Six centuries of history

In the heart of the medieval quarter, the Château des ducs de Bretagne welcomes the Musée d’Histoire de Nantes.

Its scenography offers a walking tour punctuated with 850 objects from its collection as well as interactive multimedia displays that are aesthetic, fun, and educational. The history of the city is told in a seven-part circuit. In the 32nd and final room, the Nantes-based artist Pierrick Sorin offers his portrait of the city by evoking the particular events of our history.


Museum and exhibition : 10am to 6 pm, except Mondays
Last sales from the ticket office half an hour before the closing time


Starting on July 21st, a EU Digital covid certificate will be required to access cultural venues for visitors 18 and up. Then, as of September 30th, from 12 and up.

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Free admission for holders of the Pass Nantes or an annual pass to a museum in Nantes.
Castle interiors, museum and exhibition:

Admission: €5/€8/ free under 18

1st Sunday of the month from September to June: free


Château des ducs de Bretagne
4 Place Marc Elder
44000 Nantes
Tramway, line 1. Duchesse Anne stop.


0 811 46 46 44
+33 2 51 17 49 48 (depuis l'étranger / from abroad)


In the courtyard od th the castle, La Fraiseraie offers, in a new space, ice cream cones, ice cream pots and sticks with its unique concept around strawberry and fruit.
From 1st september : Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 13:30 am to 6.30 pm (except during french school holidays : Tuesday to Sunday 13:30 am to 6.30 pm) . Summer : open every day from 11am to 7.30pm.

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