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.