A highlight of any visit to the Muscadet vineyards, to the south of Nantes, is the historical town of Clisson. With its unique combination of Breton and Italian architecture, its red tiles, slate and granite, and its castle dominating the skyline, it is sure to leave a lasting impression. Steep streets, hidden alleyways, ancient bridges and intricately tiled roofs give this extraordinary walled town a unique and unusual Italian-style atmosphere. There are plenty of ways to discover Clisson – choose from three heritage discovery routes, a multimedia tourism guide for iPhones and guided tours.
Discover Clisson's extremely rich heritage combining Medieval-era architecture (such as the Castle, the Market building, etc), and 20th century Italian-style reconstructions – of which one of the best examples is the Garenne Lemot estate with its seven hectares of grounds bordering the Sèvre River and two splendid villas.
Nearby leisure activities and facilities include walking paths, a canoe-kayak club, a picnic area at the foot of the castle, a swimming pool and a cinema; not to mention a packed programme of events from May to September (paper-making workshop, festivals, touring theatre companies, shows, etc).