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Nantes is one of France’s most delightful dichotomies. An ancient port, it is known as the city of art and history, and it is thriving with youthful creativity and inventiveness. As a matter of fact, half of its population is under the age of 40.
Chateau des ducs de Bretagne: Built 800 years ago, it may lead visitors to think they will find a palace full of dry and dusty relics. Instead, the multimedia exhibits inside offer a modern perspective on the city’s past, present and future.
Musée Jules Verne: Dedicated to “The Father of Science Fiction,” the city’s most famous son. It houses artefacts, first edition books, replicas of his futuristic inventions, as well as memorabilia inspired by his writings.
Les Machines de L’Île de Nantes: A magical menagerie of mechanical creatures dreamt up with the invented worlds of Jules Verne and Da Vinci in mind. Young and old alike are wonderstruck by The Great Elephant, a 12 meter-high walking pachyderm that can be ridden by 50 people at a time.
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