Musée Jules Verne

Musée Jules Verne information

Nantes , France
Address
Street 3 rue de l'Hermitage
More information
www.julesverne.nantes.fr
Prices
adult/child €3/1.50
Opening hours
10am-7pm Tue-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

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. Hours and closing days vary throughout the year - see website. The museum is a 2km walk down river from the town centre.