Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Nantes || Le Château

I thought I'd start this with the best photo, in my opinion anyway! Welcome to Le Château des Ducs de Bretagne! Isn't it bloody breathtaking?! I was in absolute awe when I stumbled upon it. Yes, I actually did stumble upon it, though I'd been planning to go at some point anyway.
I'd been exploring some shops in town on Saturday and walked past a little alley way and I could see what looked like part of a castle... I was going to move on and see it another time but I decided to take a quick peek... which turned into a much longer peek haha!


It's free to go into the courtyard and climb up to the top, and the grounds are free too, there were lots of people having picnics or just sunbathing. There's also a gift shop (unfortunately not free), a cafe, and the Museum of the History of Nantes. The museum isn't free but it's only £3-£5 depending on if you're a student or not, which I think is a fine price to keep the castle and it's grounds looking this pristine! I didn't go in 'cos I was too hungry, but maybe next weekend I will go there. 

What do you think?! Isn't it such a magnificent castle?! I'm using really fancy words in this post but this Château doesn't deserve anything less. 

14 comments :

  1. Stunning!! Definitely love a good castle and Europe is full of them.
    I have to say though, my home county has some pretty awesome castles too!
    Lovely photos and such a great place to 'stumble upon'!


    xo

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  2. Oh my god! These photos are great.
    I would love to go. France is like one of my favourite places ever.

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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  3. Oh my goodness, Nantes looks beautiful! :D

    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

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  4. Oh the place is gorgeous!!! Have a great time!!!!
    Jade x

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  5. you can never peak too long at a castle!

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  6. Which castles are near you? Haha yeh, I almost walked right past and then was like... wait a minute... is that a... CASTLE!!! xo

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  7. Ohh me too! Love France so much, deffo go to Nantes at some point, in the summer as well! They have so many festivals and things to do! xo

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  8. It is! I don't think I'd even heard of it much, but it's so full of everything! xo

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  9. I agree! I gotta go back to check out the museum... and the cafe haha! xo

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  10. We have a ruin straight across from my house which is Berwick castle, then within 20 miles there is Bamburgh Castle, Lindisfarne castle, Norham Castle, Etal Castle! x

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  11. great photography! I want to see a real life castle one day :)

    Ayre

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  12. Oh wow! I've never been to any of those :( I don't think there are any in Portsmouth where I live, but there's quite a few near my parents' house, Hever Castle has been a favourite since forever, all the parents' and kids would go there for picnics! :D xo

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  13. Yay thank you! I've been really trying to improve it and I'm glad you like it! Come to England! I'll take you to some! :D xo

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