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Château des Ducs de Bretagne, Nantes - Icônes. Trésors de réfugié (Icons, the saved treasures of exiles)

This exhibition in Nantes’ history museum, the result of a collaboration with the Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens, will allow visitors to the château the opportunity to admire some of the most beautiful pieces from its Treasures of Refugees collection (exhibited in Athens in 2009), alongside a collections of items from France which are on display to the general public for the first time.© Library of Congress

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Château des Ducs de Bretagne, Nantes – European Heritage Days

Focusing on the “Icônes, trésors de réfugiés” exhibition, the European Heritage Days (Journées Européennes du Patrimoine) also offer an opportunity to discover food and music – two components of the common culture shared by the Greeks and Turks of Asia Minor. Unaccompanied visits to the museum and exhibition. Mediators are available in the castle courtyard, various rooms in the castle and in the “Icône” exhibition.© André Bocquel

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Château des Ducs de Bretagne, Nantes – “Échos, des lectures qui résonnent” festival

In harmony with the “Icônes, trésors de réfugiés” exhibition, Échos will explore our relationship with the Near East. Writers’ texts and talks and historians’ explanations will evoke our close links and shared past which are much richer and more complex than the images of today’s tragic reality suggest. This combination of literary and historic focus offers visitors an insight into a relationship which goes back thousands of years. Full programme available from 1 September.© Phil Journé

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Château des Ducs de Bretagne, Nantes – Christmas at the castle - Digital Samovar

As part of the Christmas celebrations at the castle, Digital Samovar has created a poetic, evocative and unusual visit for families. In the form of an Advent calendar, various objects appear through “sound windows” conjuring up images and memories, immersing spectators in a wonderful, dream-like world.© Ambroise Tézenas / LVAN

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Château des Ducs de Bretagne, Nantes - Icons. The saved treasures of exiles

This exhibition is the result of a one-off collaboration with the Byzantine Museum of Athens and will allow visitors to the château the opportunity to admire some of the most beautiful pieces from its Treasures of Refugees collection. Other museums, religious institutions and private French collectors have also contributed to the exhibition with the loan of items, many of which are on display to the general public for the first time.

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