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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.
The 1st sunday of each month
5 City museums have free admission on the 1st sunday of each month from september to june !
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.).
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…more.
The Ocean Liner Experience
Saint-Nazaire Harbour : be transported
Center of archaeological interpretation
Le Chronographe travels the history of the antique city of Ratiatum, discovered in the basement of Rezé and explored…
Unique space dedicated to the discovery of one of the most beautiful wet zones of Europe
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
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.
From plant grafting in the vines to wine tasting
All wine producing stages from cultivating to bottling
Five centuries of history
In the heart of the medieval quarter, the Château des ducs de Bretagne welcomes the Musée d’Histoire de Nantes.
Richness and diversity of the work of Jules Verne
Important works at the museum in 2018: improving accessibility for people with reduced mobility.
A war ship, now a floating naval museum
Unique warship which is now classed a historic monument
For animal-lovers : collections of zoology, wildlife, mineralogy
Among the top few in France for its number of its specimens
Discovering astronomy in Nantes
Its 8m hemispherical dome makes it stand out.
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…
Les Machines de l’île
Machine Island is an artistic project where your inner child can come out and play, and is a genuinely unique Nantes attraction.
The cathedral is stunning by day or night, especially the internal arches.
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes
Nantes’ Fine Arts Museum is vast, with a great collection all year round.
French destroyer Maillé-Brézé
Visit this impressive historic monument and museum ship for a fascinating insight into French naval history.