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Other good reasons to come to the castle

The library-bookshop

The library-bookshop — © David Gallard/LVAN

The bookstore offers a selection of works focusing on history and the city (the castle’s own publishing house, Les Éditions du château, as well as other reference books). There is also a wide range of original products and merchandise inspired by Nantes and its identity: watercolours of Nantes by Eric Cabanas, château-inspired notebooks, French Revolution tokens with “Vivre libre ou mourir” (“Live free or die”), berlingot nantais (local specialty candy) or, for kids, a stuffed toy version of La Petite Hermine (Jacques Cartier’s boat), as well as the castle’s little ghost…

The exhibition catalogues and Les Éditions du Château books are obviously available for purchase! Whether alone or as a joint publication, Les Éditions du Château des ducs de Bretagne publishes books linked to themes of interest to the museum or exhibition catalogues.

Free access from the courtyard
10 am to 6 pm, closed Mondays
1 July > 31 August: 10 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week

And, if you can’t find one of our items or books in the shop, take a look at our e-boutique: 

La Fraiseraie

La Fraiseraie
La Fraiseraie

La Fraiseraie has set up shop in the Château des ducs de Bretagne, offering guests ice cream in cones, cups or on a stick in a brand-new space!

With its unique concept, where all of its desserts are a variation on les fraises (i.e., strawberries) and other fruit, La Fraiseraie offers visitors a delicious pause, right in the heart of Nantes.

Open on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm
During holidays : from Tuesday to Sunday from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm