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Nantes urban History Museum

Five 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.

Health measure: masks must be worn by all visitors from the age of 6. The rampart walk is mainly open (not accessible with a wheelchair).

Reopening on 19th May


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


Castle interiors, museum and exhibition:

Admission: €5/€8/ free under 18

Free admission for holders of the Pass Nantes or an annual pass to a museum in Nantes.
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)


Restaurant les Oubliettes .

Closed (change of ownership)

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