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The château des Ducs de Bretagne - Museum of Nantes, Chateau des ducs de Bretagne)

The château des Ducs de Bretagne is recognized as one of the symbols of Nantes and the historic province of Brittany. The construction of the castle began in the XIII century and lasted several centuries. The castle served as the residence of the Dukes of Brittany and later became the residence of French kings in Brittany, by that time, which became part of France. Today, the castle is the Museum of Nantes.

The construction of the castle began in 1205, guy de Thouars. His original appearance was several times modified - for example, in the second half of the XV century it was turned into a fortress, surrounded by strong walls, which today can stroll the visitors of this attraction. At the same time, the castle has acquired four towers of cylindrical shape, each of which received its own name - "Horseshoe", "River", "the Tower of the Jacobins" and "Spanish". During the reign of Anne de Bretagne (late XV - beginning of XVI century) the castle, by the woman's taste, turned to the Palace, decorated with balconies, coats of arms, and wide Windows.

When the era of the French kings ended, the castle was converted into barracks, was also used as a military warehouse and prison. In 1800 he even tried to blow up, but as you can see, the attempt was unsuccessful - the castle stood on the right Bank of the Loire, and stands there to this day.

In the XX century during the Second World war, the castle was built by the Nazi bunker. At the end of the last century, the Chateau began to restore, and work on its restoration lasted for 17 years.

The Museum of Nantes was opened in the castle in 1924. The Museum has 32 rooms that include hundreds of historical artifacts - traditional clothing of the Bretons, armor, furniture, household items and much more. The Museum also features part of Nantes in trade for Negro slaves, port and industrial history of the city of Nantes events of the great French revolution.

At night the castle is decorated with lights, made Segam Sylvie and Pierre Negro and the prestigious award in 2007. The castle is a historical monument since 1862.