Château des ducs de Bretagne
Musée d’histoire de Nantes
Nantes urban History Museum

Six centuries of history

In the heart of the medieval quarter, the Château des ducs de Bretagne welcomes the Musée d’histoire de Nantes.

Its scenography offers a walking tour punctuated with 1.150 objects from its collection as well as interactive multimedia displays that are aesthetic, fun, and educational. The history of the city is told in a seven-part circuit: the history of the castle and of ducal Brittany, the history of port activity and industry, social movements, the metropolis of today… Discover the rebirth of a museum with its newly enriched collections pertaining to Nantes’ history (the slave trade, World War I and II…) thanks to local collection drives, and a new extension showcasing the city’s history from 1945 to today.

Memorial to the abolition of slavery

In the 18th century, Nantes became the most important slave-trading port in France.

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Parcours méditatif. Le Mémorial de l abolition de l esclavage. Nantes

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