Le Chronographe takes visitors through the history of the ancient Gallo-Roman city of Ratiatum, which was discovered under the current town of Rezé and has been explored by archaeologists since the 1980s.
This project covers the archaeological site of Ratatium’s port, the Chapelle Saint-Lupien and the Centre for the Interpretation and Renewal of Heritage Sites, which is devoted to archaeological discoveries in Nantes and the surrounding region.
It is implanted at the heart of the archeological site of Saint-Lupien to Rezé and overhangs the chapel Saint-Lupien, as well as the vestiges of the old Gallo-Roman harbour district. Thanks to the digital, playful and interactive tools proposed in the permanent exhibition, the visitor experiments the methods of the archaeology and goes off to explore the history of Ratiatum. Center of metropolitan archaeological interpretation, Le Chronographe is at the heart of the archaeological current events of the metropolis and proposes a set of conferences, animations and temporary exhibitions.
Le Chronographe, Rue Saint-Lupien, Rezé
How to get there?
Public transport: Clos Bonnet, Le Corbusier, Mairie de Rezé, Platière
Self-service bicycles: Mairie De Rezé (n°113), Pôle Social Marion Cahour (n°112)
September to June: Wednesday to Sunday 2-6pm.
July and August: Tuesday to Sunday 2pm-7pm.
Annual closure from 1 January to the first day of the February school holidays. Closed on public holidays except 14 July and 15 August.
Last access to the ticket office 30 minutes before closing time.
Booking required for groups.
Free for PASS Nantes holders
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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€ - Reduced rate : 1,50 €
Free for under 18s, disabled people and their carers, jobseekers
Deemed accessible to all audiences (declarative)
The entire site is accessible to people with reduced mobility: museum, temporary exhibition, terrace and belvedere with an elevator.
Panels translated into Braille, tactile device, sensitive to smell and touch Audio loop available at reception. Surtitled videos Text in FALC (easy to read and understand)