Musée Jules Verne, Nantes

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Step into the extraordinary imagination of Jules Verne at the Musée Jules Verne. 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. With our custom trip planner, Nantes attractions like Musée Jules Verne can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Very interesting this Museum, we learned a lot about Jules Verne, the private man, sailor and writer
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  • August 14, 2017
    Just a display of works, letters, figurines... absolutely not shifted and creative as the universe of Jules Verne is. Expected to live an experience, something worthy of his novels, and no, the Museum is not interactive like most on Nantes. I saw families whose children were bored farm. In addition I was going to exposure of the trip in Nantes in the Museum: tasteless. Avoid it if you're not one bit of his life...
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  • August 12, 2017
    Museum tells the story of Jules Verne and shows several stories from his books. Has the projection room with movie about him. Stay in an old house where he lived. Shows his work and dreams.
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  • August 16, 2017
    It is a small museum but it transfers the atmosphere and spirit of Jule Verne' books even without English description.
  • August 10, 2017
    Cheap, vaguely interesting, just about everything is in French. 30 mins and you have seen all, small museum.
  • August 16, 2017
    Didn't make any sense to us (non readers). There was almost no explanation about the pieces on display. Much fuss about nothing.
  • September 29, 2016
    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.
  • October 3, 2016
    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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