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....
Nantes Museum of Art
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. 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 Museum
Discover 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.
Natural History Museum of Nantes
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. The first floor of the museum presents vertebrate animals according to an updated scientific and educational approach.
Maillé Brézé Naval Museum in Nantes
Visit of the squadron escort "Maillé Brézé", armament (torpedoes, malafon...), history, life on board, machines (turbines, boiler rooms...). The tours are guided.
Jules Verne 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. 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.
Thanks to its advanced equipment, the planetarium allows astronomy enthusiasts to discover the three-dimensional celestial vault: 90,000 stars in their real position, planets and moons of the planets that can be observed over a period of more or less 100,000 years, from the earth or outside...
Nantes Printing Museum
In the era of computers and digital technology, find the gestures of book trades in an authentic atmosphere, marked by the scents of lead and ink. You will be able to operate the machines and use old tools.