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History, Jules Verne, Natural sciences...

To have fun or to learn something, the Nantes museums welcome all visitors .
Want to meet Jules Verne, to have your head in the stars, to live on a warship or to operate a printing press? In Nantes nothing is impossible!
From history to memory, from the castle of the Dukes to the Quai de la Fosse, we rediscover the history of the city.

 

Château des Ducs de Bretagne, Nantes
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06.12.2020

The 1st sunday of the month

De septembre à juin

5 City museums have free admission on the 1st sunday of the month from september to june !

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At the gates of Nantes and the vineyard

This is the very first castle to have been built in the Loire Valley (late 15th c.).

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Ecluse fortifiée du port de Saint-Nazaire

The first visitor centre in France about offshore wind energy

Discover all you need to know about the technological, economic and environmental aspects of wind turbines and...

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Base sous-marine de St Nazaire

A fascinating journey into the world of ocean liners

A unique experience inside the former submarine base

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Le Chronographe (Rezé). Photo : F. Dantart
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Site de Saint Lupien - Rezé

Center of archaeological interpretation

Le Chronographe travels the history of the antique city of Ratiatum, discovered in the basement of Rezé and explored...

Maison du Lac de Grand-lieu
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Unique space dedicated to the discovery of one of the most beautiful wet zones of Europe

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26 Mail des Chantiers

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Musée d'arts de Nantes
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Wide panorama of the history of art from the 13th to the 21st century in a new setting marrying the architecture of yesterday and today

Closed until December 2020

A collection of over 12,000 pieces from primitive to modern art.

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Take a look back at the printing trade

Take a look back at the printing trade in an authentic atmosphere, with the smells of lead and ink. You can operate...

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From plant grafting in the vines to wine tasting

Closed until December 2020

All wine producing stages from cultivating to bottling

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Le Voyage à Nantes - Musée d'histoire de Nantes
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Château des ducs de Bretagne

Five centuries of history

Closed until December 2020

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

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Le Voyage à Nantes
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Richness and diversity of the work of Jules Verne

Closed until December 2020

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A war ship, now a floating naval museum

Unique warship which is now classed a historic monument

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Muséum d'histoire naturelle
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For animal-lovers : collections of zoology, wildlife, mineralogy

Among the top few in France for its number of its specimens

St-Nazaire renversante
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Visit the submarine ‘Espadon’

and find out what it was like for 65 men to live for weeks on end beneath the waves… with only one shower between...

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Masterpieces and old tools of the Companions of the Tour de France

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New collection of 3000 historic objects

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Discovering astronomy in Nantes - Closed until June 2021