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  • 1 Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    10 place de l’Oratoire

    The galleries of the city's fine arts museum are laid out around a bright patio, and provide a journey through the history of painting from the 13C to the present day. Of particular note are three 19C works by Ingres, Courbet and the Kaïd by Delacroi..

  • 2 Musée d'Histoire de Nantes Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    4 place Marc-Elder

    This hugely enjoyable museum has been designed as a seven-stage journey through the history of Nantes. From the time of François II to the present day, it provides an insight into the life of the estuary and sailors on the Loire, moving westwards to ..

  • 3 Les Machines de l'Île Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Boulevard Léon-Bureau

    Here in the heart of the former boiler-making workshops of the Chantiers de la Loire shipyards, you will come across a world straight out of the imagination of Jules Verne: gigantic machines such as the giant Heron Tree and the Marine Worlds Carrouse..

  • 4 Château des Ducs de Bretagne Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    4 place Marc-Elder

    This is a formidable fortress protected by deep and wide moats and defended by six towers where Britanny pyramidical machicolations appeared. Inside is the government palace where many official feasts were held. The graceful Tour de la Couronne d'or ..

  • 5 Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Place de la Monnaie

    Opened in 1799, the city's natural history museum was moved to the former mint (Hôtel de la Monnaie) in 1875. Its sizeable collections cover the fields of zoology, local fauna, osteology, palaeontology, prehistory, earth sciences, mineralogy, ethnogr..

  • 6 Musée Dobrée Interesting

    Museums and art

    18 rue Voltaire

    The neo-Romanesque style palace was built in the 19C by a Nantes shipowner, Thomas Dobrée (1810-1895). The museum contains a modern presentation showing Romanesque and Gothic sculptures from Nantes and the Loire Valley, together with furniture, paint..

  • 7 Musée archéologique Interesting

    Museums and art

    18 rue Voltaire

    The Archaeological Museum contains collections of Greek and Etruscan pottery and Egyptology displays, as well as covering the period from prehistoric civilisations in the region to the arrival of the Vikings. Temporary exhibitions are often particula..

  • 8 Musée Jules-Verne Interesting

    Museums and art

    3 rue de l’Hermitage

    This 19C house contains several souvenirs of the life of the Nantes writer. There are autographs, furniture, objects, portraits and posters connected to the work he published with Hetzel. An excellent introduction for anyone intending to visit his ho..

  • 9 Ancienne île Feydeau Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Cardigan

    This was a marsh iland that was reclaimed in the early 18C for traders who made their fortune in the ebony. The buildings are elegantly decorated with balconies and grotesque figures. This architectural ensemble sometimes seem to defy the laws of bal..

  • 10 Butte Ste-Anne Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    r. de l'Hermitage

    From this rocky platform that has been turned into a terrace, you get a good view of the port and the island of Nantes with its new buildings (using the map here).

  • 11 Passage Pommeraye Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Passage Pommeraye

    A Nantes notary spent his life and his fortune completing this gallery in 1843. Fluted columns, openworked balustrades and cherubs carrying torches make this a dreamlike, if somewhat kitsch construction that fascinated the Surrealists and was chosen ..

  • 12 Quartier Graslin Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Graslin

    This is a quartier named after the financier who built it in the 19C. The buildings were all transformed. Aside from the lovely Place Graslin and the shops of Rue Crébillon, you will find the fabulouse Passage Pommeraye.

  • 13 Cours Cambronne Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    cours Cambronne

    This noble street is lined with 180 metres of pilastered houses built in the late 18C by Mathurin Crucy. It is named after General Pierre Cambronne (1770-1842) whose brief but glorious fight at the Battle of Waterloo made him a national hero.

  • 14 LU, Le Lieu Unique Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    15 quai Ferdinand-Favre

    The old LU biscuit factories founded by Romain Lefèvre and his wife Isabelle Utile, where the famous Petits Lu were made. The factory was turned into the Lieu Unique on 31 December 1999 by architect Patrick Bouchain. So what is it now? «A local bistr..

  • 15 Cathédrale St-Pierre-et-St-Paul Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Place St-Pierre

    An austere façade precedes the interior of tufa that gives it such durability and well-define lines. In the right arm of the transept, the tomb of François II, that cathedral's masterpiece, was sculpted by Michel Colombe in 1507 upon the request of t..

  • 16 Jardin des Plantes Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Place Charles-Leroux

    This lovely garden was created in 1805 and redesigned from 1830 to 1850. The countryside landscape contains several fountains and wooden sculptures and is home to 11,000 species of trees and flowers, and 800 m2 of greenhouses (humid equatorial and de..

  • 17 Japanese Garden

    Nature and gardens

    Quai de Versailles

    This unusual park in the island of Versailles contains rocailles, waterfalls and lanterns.

  • 18 Place du Mar.-Foch

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Mar.-Foch

    The statue of Louis XVI, at the top of the column, did not suffer the tragic fate of its subject, which is rare. For the rest, the people of Nantes continue to call this square, surrounded with 18C private mansions built on the plans of Ceineray (172..

  • 19 Porte St-Pierre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. du Mar.-Foch

    Built in the 15C on the foundations of a Gallo-Roman wall, this gate crosses an elegant building with a tour.

  • 20 La Psalette

    Religious buildings

    imp. St-Laurent

    The old house of the chapter (15C) forms a part of the cathedral sacristy. You will find the other side on another square via a vaulted passage.

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