Jules Verne Museum, Nantes

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Step into the extraordinary imagination of Jules Verne at the Jules Verne Museum. Although Mr. Verne never lived in this 19th century house, it makes a perfect showing place for replicas of his inventions, his writings and even his personal collection of china donated by his descendants. Stop by the Known and Unknown Worlds room to ponder over his playful interpretation of travel and peoples. The Start of Dreams Room and an exhibit called The Sea, the Sea both investigate Verne’s fascination with the mechanics of human migration. You’ll witness the evolution of his dreams began and learn the origins of his lifelong love of the sea. Using our custom trip planner, Nantes attractions like Jules Verne Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Nantes for 10 years, I've never taken time to visit the Museum despite a strong desire. A Museum is empty. Without content. Contemporary illustrations. Nothing authentic. You learn almost more a Disney with space mountain and the nautilus, c is say! My entourage has the same point of view, the soul and the work of Jules Verne are absent from the museum devoted to him. My comment is to the image of the reading the guestbook.
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  • Seen any l works of jules verne, I m expecting a fuller Museum. It is not of interaction with the visitor. This museum is missing d ideas...
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  • For true Jules Verne fans a bit of a let down: 1. Although Verne stemmed from Nantes, he didn't actually live at what is now the museum, consequently 2. There are very few actual artifacts connecting ...  more »
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  • It is a small museum but it transfers the atmosphere and spirit of Jule Verne' books even without English description.
  • Cheap, vaguely interesting, just about everything is in French. 30 mins and you have seen all, small museum.
  • Didn't make any sense to us (non readers). There was almost no explanation about the pieces on display. Much fuss about nothing.
  • An interesting enough experience while visiting Nantes. We were lucky enough to get in for free because it was digital week which was a nice surprise. They had several interactive exhibitions focused around Virtual Reality which fun. I expected a few more items on display but still something to see. The exhibition is tailored to French visitors with almost everything in French. The most annoying part is the signs displaying information about items are maybe 10% of what it actually shows in French. If you want to see some of his creations in full size head over to the nearby Island that has the giant elephant you can't miss.
  • Well, not much new to see. Whatever you might have read in his novels, you can see the original schematics and a few 3D models. Again, lacks descriptions in English.

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