Musée Jules Verne
Les Machines de l'Île de Nantes
Nantes' quirkiest sight is this fantasy world – a serious and seriously wacky workshop with mechanical contraptions galore displayed in...
Musée d'Histoire Naturelle
Nantes' Natural History Museum has a fascinating collection of minerals, fossils, stuffed animals and an impressive whale skeleton....
Hangar à Bananes
This former banana-ripening warehouse on Île de Nantes is home today to a line-up of trendy restaurants, bars and clubs, each hipper...
Covered in vines and with an interior dominated by an overloaded old dresser, this hidden-away place feels like an old French farmhouse....
3 rue de l'Hermitage · interesting places nearby
Musée Jules Verne information
Overlooking the river, this is a magical museum with 1st-edition books, hand-edited manuscripts and cardboard theatre cut-outs. Child-friendly interactive displays introduce or reintroduce you to the work of Jules Verne, who was born in Nantes in 1828. Signs are in French but Verne's books, such as Around the World in 80 Days, are so well known that it's worthwhile visiting regardless. The museum is a 2km walk down river from the town centre.