Château des Ducs de Bretagne

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This is a formidable fortress protected by deep and wide moats and defended by six towers with typical Breton pyramid-shaped machicolations. Inside is the government palace where many official feasts were held. The graceful Tour de la Couronne d'or and the well, whose wrought iron decoration shows the ducal crown, are particularly interesting. The Grand Logis is decorated with Gothic skylights and was built by François II to house the dukes of Britanny. The château is now home to the fascinating Musée d'Histoire de Nantes.

Useful information

Address:

4 place Marc-Elder, 44000 Nantes

Phone:

+33 811 46 46 44

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-11pm; rest of year: 10am-7pm - closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 1 Nov, 25 Dec

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