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Musée Thomas-Dobrée

  • 18 rue Voltaire Map It
  • Nantes

Published 10/16/2017

Fodor's Review

Across from the medieval Manoir de la Touche, this mansion was built by arts connoisseur Thomas Dobrée in the 19th century. On the mock-Romanesque facade he had chiseled the old Breton saying, "Ann dianaf a rog ac'hanoun" (The Unknown devours me), and his vast collection offers proof, as it ranges from old-master paintings to tapestries, from medieval manuscripts to Gothic goldwork—including the coffret reliquary containing the heart of Anne de Bretagne. Anne, the last independent ruler of Brittany, married the region away to King Charles VIII of France in 1491, and Bretons have never quite recovered from the shock. The museum is currently undergoing a major renovation that will last for several years, although it will remain open for temporary exhibitions.

Sight Information


18 rue Voltaire, Nantes, Pays de la Loire, 44000, France

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Closed Mon.

Published 10/16/2017


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