Practical information

 

  • Book a tour
  • Meeting point for each excursion is stated when booking is made.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need advice on transport to our excursion places.
  • Visits can be organised in French, English and Russian.
  • We suggest you wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • clisson sevre

    Clisson, a special town in the Breton history, at the border with France

  • clisson coucher

    Clisson, both Breton and Italian town, in a beautiful setting!

  • clisson chateau

    Medieval castle in Clisson (Brittany), witness of the Breton and French history

Clisson

In Clisson near Nantes, you will be perched on the Breton Marchlands, at the edge of Anjou and Poitou. Well in place on this line of fortresses which was delimiting Brittany and France, you will be able to feel the History which grew richer over the ages in some very different environments. The dominating castle is obviously the main witness of all these events. It would have so many stories to tell about what it has heard, from the darkest to the most romantic ones, under dark or clear skies!
Guided tours in the mysterious atmosphere of Clisson
Beyond History and medieval atmosphere, alleyways will take you to rivers Sèvre Nantaise and Moine which will then be a suggestion for nice strolls. Painters have already walked back and forth these places. One must admit that nature shows many assets there. During your ride, you will find out why Clisson is also called the Italian, which is definitely not common when you actually are in Brittany!

Let’s bear in mind that Clisson is actually situated at the heart of Nantes’ vineyard. This will allow you to pursue your visit with a wine tasting of Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine or Gros Plant, there in Clisson or in the neighboring villages.

Depending on the time of year you visit, Clisson will have different surprises for you. The Hellfest metal music festival which it hosts one weekend a year in June is surely not the least of these surprises!

 

Book an excursion to Clisson

Original architecture in Clisson A rich history to discover in Clisson (Breton and French history)


Practical information:

  • Visit is meant to last 2 hours which will allow you to pursue with your stroll in different directions.
  • Prices

- Private visit: 160 euros for your own group (+ 3 euros per person if you want to visit the Castle, free for -18 yo).

- Special offers Nantes + Clisson on the same day.

 

How to come to Clisson:

  • From Nantes train station, on a TER train (15 to 25 minutes depending on number of stops) or on a tram-train (30 minutes). SNCF time schedule (or here in French for TER trains). You can also reach Clisson on train from La Roche sur Yon, Cholet, Sables d’Olonne (and even la Rochelle sometimes)
  • By car, 30 km away from Nantes (towards Cholet)

 

Agenda:

  • “Montmartre in Clisson”. Painters, modelers and photographers will invade the village over the weekend searching for their ideal view point. They will take part to a competition and their work will be exposed along the streets on that Sunday. 2018 June, 2nd-3rd.
  • Hellfest, 2018 June, 22nd, 23rd, 24th. This is the major metal music festival in France (also integrating a bit of punk hardcore). Amongst others this year: Deftones, Iron Maiden, Alice in chains, Marilyn Manson, Limp Bizkit, Megadeth, Pleymo, Nightwish...
  • Les Italiennes de Clisson. In and off festival directly inspired from Italy and programming music, dance, theatre, street art. Every 2 years. Next edition will be in 2018, on July 7th and 8th.
  • Muscadet New Year, in early December 2018: local vineyards will invite you for a wine tasting session of this Year's new millesime. Located at the old market hall, it will also be an opportunity to taste local delicacies, all in music.
  • Les Médiévales de Clisson. Let's take the opportunity to travel through time and follow medieval streets, in the middle of various shows. The festival is held every other year. Next edition on 2019 July, 20th and 21st.

And more events !...