Museums in Nantes
Want to visit a museum in Nantes?
Ideally located in the heart of downtown Nantes, you can easily access museums from our hotel in Nantes, the Best Western Hotel Graslin.
History, art, science, find some museum ideas to discover....
It is designed and arranged around a large bright central courtyard. Its architecture allows the chronological presentation of a dense and harmonious collection, a true history of Western painting from the 13th to the 19th century and artistic practices from the 20th to the present day.
Nantes Museum of Art
You can admire works by De la Tour, Ingres... On the ground floor, the 20th century collections are organized around beautiful ensembles that offer an eclectic and open vision of modern and contemporary art.
Nantes History MuseumDiscover the exceptional history of Nantes, capital of the Dukes of Brittany, city of the Edict of Nantes under Henry IV, great Atlantic port from the 17th century onwards, flourishing industrial city in the 19th and 20th centuries, cultural and artistic metropolis today. The museum has been designed for an open house discovery according to your curiosity.
You can also use an audio guide to compose your itinerary. Visits, accompanied by mediators, are offered every weekend and during school holidays. There are also many formulas for the whole family.
Inaugurated in 1875 in the former Hôtel de la Monnaie, the Nantes Museum houses several collections of general zoology, regional fauna, mineralogy, as well as a vivarium with reptiles and amphibians of all origins.
Natural History Museum of Nantes
The first floor of the museum presents vertebrate animals according to an updated scientific and educational approach.
Visit of the squadron escort "Maillé Brézé", armament (torpedoes, malafon...), history, life on board, machines (turbines, boiler rooms...). The tours are guided.
Maillé Brézé Naval Museum in Nantes
On the Sainte-Anne hill, a large 19th century bourgeois house houses the Jules Verne Museum. The writer was born in Nantes in 1828.
Jules Verne Museum in Nantes
This museum is entirely dedicated to him, gathering manuscripts, models, objects... The purpose of visiting the museum is to showcase Jules Verne's work in its richness and diversity.