The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany
Visting the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany
With its beautiful buildings of the 15th and 17th centuries, its magnificent Renaissance loggias, the castle of the Dukes of Brittany evokes the architectural elegance of the court of Brittany.
The visitor will be able to roam freely the whole castle, from the moat to the ramparts, and thus to discover more than five centuries of history of Brittany. Nantes Castle also includes the Nantes History Museum, which traces the history of the city through contemporary scenography.
Take advantage of the "Discover Nantes" offer from €95 all inclusive
visit of the castle, night at the hotel, breakfast, urban transport, offered by the Best Western Hotel Graslin. You can visit the castle, but also many other historical monuments of the architectural heritage of Nantes! To book your Pass, contact the hotel directly.
A slice of history
The castle of Nantes is built by Francis II of Brittany, then completed by his daughter the Duchess Anne (Queen of France from 1491 to 1514) who then decides to sit the position of royal fortress of the castle. The building becomes in turn seat of the governor of Nantes and royal prison, then barracks from the eighteenth century.