[PASS] Free access to museum. Rarely seen, the castle is accessible and free from the battlements to the moats. Its museum on the History of Nantes with contemporary scenography appeals to all.
Fall under the spell of five centuries of medieval history… Last castle before the river reaches the sea,
this Breton monument with its outstanding buildings take you from the 15th to 17th centuries.
Building started under François 2nd, the last duke of Brittany, and then completed by his daughter, Anne of Brittany, twice queen of France. The castle houses a royal palace of elegant renaissance facades and ornate outward facing galleries or loggia. Large scale restauration gives way to a modern multimedia
exhibition in its museum, open to visitors on a castle tour. The courtyard, full circuit of the battlements,
the gardens around the moat, all lit-up at night make it an unforgettable experience for all the family.
> The book/gift shop
Historical and urban books (Published by “Château” amongst others), objects identified in Nantes, young section…
> Café-restaurant “les Oubliettes”
Set in the 14th century Old Keep and Conciergerie with a patio on the courtyard, a stop at the café-restaurant makes a welcome break without taking you away from the atmosphere of the castle.
Free access to the ramparts, the moat and the yard. Free access to the museum on the 1st sunday of each month from september to june.
Free access to museum and reduced rate at the exhibition
The entire museum, temporary exhibitions and some of the ramparts are accessible in wheelchair. A specially marked trail for the blind and visually impaired is also planned.
Tramway line 1 and busway: stop in Duchesse Anne
Handi : Reserved places at the Duchesse Anne car park, direct entry to the car park by the aid bridge
(side course St-Pierre)
Talking guidebooks in french, english, german, spanish, italian and breton, loop system for hearing aid users, special guide for the visually impaired+visioguide in French Sign Language.