Château des Ducs de Bretagne
Cathédrale St-Pierre et St-Paul
Inside the Flamboyant Gothic Cathédrale St-Pierre et St-Paul, the tomb of François II (r 1458–88), Duke of Brittany, and of his second...
Musée des Beaux-Arts
One of the finest collections of French paintings outside Paris hangs in sumptuous galleries linked by grand stone staircases at the...
Jardin des Plantes
Founded in the early 19th century, the Jardin des Plantes is one of the most exquisite botanical gardens in France, filled with...
Le Lieu Unique
Within the one-time Lu biscuit factory (crowned by a replica of its original tower, which you can ascend for €2), this industrial-chic...
Slick, contemporary and the hot ticket of the moment. This place, a short walk from the city centre, melds classic French ingrediants...
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Château des Ducs de Bretagne information
Forget fusty furnishings – the stripped, light-filled interior of the restored Château des Ducs de Bretagne houses multimedia-rich exhibits detailing the city's history. Computer terminals allow you to tour the old medieval city, juxtaposed with images of today. Other exhibits to look out for include sobering documentation of the slave trade, and vintage scale models of Nantes' evolving cityscape. There are also frequent temporary exhibitions (additional fee).