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The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany in Nantes

The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany

The particular photo shows the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany in Nantes which had 300,000 inhabitants and it is the capital of the historical region of the Loire. The castle was built in 1200, and it was extended several times, so that it is defined as medieval – Renaissance. It has been undergoing extensive restoration work (15 years) and since 2007 which was the year of its opening to the public it has become the main attraction of the city.

The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany

The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany

It has been the residence of the Dukes of Brittany since the seventeenth century when the King of France went to Loire, the castle now houses the Nantes History Museum, which exhibits 32 rooms in nearly 900 exhibits that illustrate the history of the city, including through interactive installations (also available audio guides in Italian, English, and German). Do not miss a walk along the ramparts of the castle, and the play of light that illuminates the castle at night. You can enter the courtyard and the walls for free, every day from 10:00 to 19:00, while the museum is open until 18:00, and you pay only 5 euro. As you can guess, the Castle is located near the historical center of the city, half an hour’s walk from the island of Nantes. It is 5 minutes’ walk from the Place du Congres in very historic city of Nantes, where you can eat or drink in one of the various places that overlook the square.

Walls of the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany in Nantes

Walls of the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany in Nantes

Volotea, the new low cost airline based in Venice, already offers flights from June, to Bergamo – Nantes (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday), plus the 28th  October Venice – Nantes, with departures on Thursdays and Sundays (much, much better) . You can depart from Venice at 13:35, arriving at 15:45 and from Nantes at 11, arriving at 12:55. At this time, departure 18.11 and 18.11 return, the flight prices start can start with 130 euro a / r.

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