Housed in a large 19th century building, like a lookout post overlooking the Loire, at the very place where “Jules Verne must have often come to contemplate the river, where it becomes the gateway to the open sea and a path to adventure” (Julien Gracq, La Forme d’une ville), this museum, which is dedicated to his life, recreates the richness and diversity of his work. Manuscripts, books and documents, illustrations, posters, games and objects invite visitors to “journey to the centre” of Verne’s writing.
In summer, take the stairs to discover a garden that invites you to travel and enjoy a plant immersion that echoes the novels of the writer.
The Jules Verne mobile app
(re) discover Nantes, city of Jules Verne, alone, with your family or a group
A cultural and playful journey conceived by the students and teachers of Nicolas Appert high school in Nantes-Orvault, with the support Jules Verne’s Museum of Nantes Métropole.
Your smartphone will guide you with a free and simple app, available in 3 languages (French, English and Spanish).
You will find plenty of information and stories about Jules Verne and his work as well as pictures, sounds, and geo-localized maps to enhance the texts.
Visiting everything or tailoring your visit, in one go or with a few breaks, on the spot or from home: you decide what you want to do.
Some mini-quiz and games will complete this tool for sightseeing tourism.Download
To see in the museum
3 Rue de l'Hermitage, 44100 Nantes
How to get there?
Tram: Line 1, stop Gare maritime then 15 minutes walk
Chronobus: Line C1, stop Lechat then 10 minutes walk
Navibus: Line N2, stop Bas-Chantenay then 25 minutes walk
Bicloo: Garennes station
T. +33 (0)2 40 69 72 52
September to June:
6 days a week (closed Tuesdays), 14.00 – 18.00; Saturdays, 10.00-12.00 / 14.00 – 18.00. Guided tours in French every Sunday (except the first Sunday of the month).
Closed on Tuesday.
Closure at 4pm on 24/12 and 31/12.
From 1 July to 31 August: 7 days a week, 10.00 – 19.00. Guided tours in French every day.
Closed on 1 January, 1 May, 1 November and 25 December.
Closed for work from November 6 until December 2023 included.
Free for PASS Nantes holders
Book PASS Nantes
Free for Pass Nantes or an annual museum pass holders.
Pass Musées : 15 € (valid one year from date to date in the 5 metropolitan museums)
Free on the first Sunday of each month, except July and August.
4€ full / 1,50€ reduced / Free for under 18s
Guided tours cost €6 for the full price, then €2 to €3.50 for the reduced price, free for children under 7.
More information on the museum’s website.
Main entrance with 3 steps.
Second entrance for persons with reduced mobility by the groundfloor gate 10 meters from the main entrance, ring the intercom to open the door. There is a lift to access the different levels.
Visit is possible with a pushchair.