Things to do in Nantes
The old heart of Nantes, on the River Loire's north bank, was once capital of Brittany, ruled by its dukes. On the edge of the historic Bouffay quarter, their beautifully restored Château des Ducs de Bretagne, housing the Nantes History Museum, remains the dominant sight. For a great overview of the more modern city centre, climb another landmark, the colourful Tour LU. Most attractions open around 10am-6pm/7pm. Some close Monday or Tuesday.
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1. Nantes Museum of Fine Arts - Museums and GalleriesShow more
Located in a grand 19th-century city centre building, the Nantes Museum of Fine Arts displays one of western France's most interesting collections. These include fine sculptures and paintings from the 13th century to the present, including some exceptional modern works.Show this on mapE-mail this item
2. Château des Ducs de Bretagne - Museums and GalleriesShow more