Life and travel in France, 3 years & counting

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Another quick entry…

We visited Clisson some time ago when we first arrived in Nantes.Clisson

It is merely 30km on the SE of Nantes, half an hour drive or around 20 minutes train. The train will be a TER (a regional train that goes slower) so you don’t even need to book the ticket in advance and a return ticket will cost you about 10Euro.

Much of the original town and castle, Château de Clisson, were destroyed in the war. Everything we see today was rebuilt in the early 19th century when a French sculptor and his friends bought the castle. They had put in some Italian touch to the medieval castle when they planned the reconstruction. Although the castle is still very much in ruins today, it is impressive to see.

After the visit to the castle, the town is so peaceful and ideal for a walk along the riverside, in the park or around the old town.


Villa Lemot up in the park


A historic church

Since it is so close to Nantes, Clisson is an ideal place for a day-trip.

Bon voyage à tous 🙂

4 comments on “Clisson

  1. Anonymous
    August 2, 2014

    So the castle is private ? but open to public ?


    • Lapin
      August 2, 2014

      I don’t think it’s private, I think it belongs to the government now.
      And yes, it is open and the entry is not expensive compared to a lot of other castles.


  2. Sarah
    August 13, 2014

    I studied abroad in Nantes for a year, and I remember fondly an early morning trip to Clisson – it was in the middle of winter and we were freezing but what a fun town to wander around! Great photos!


    • Lapin
      August 14, 2014

      It has been half a year since I move to Nantes. Still discovering the area, but Clisson really is a must-visit!
      By the way, you have a lovely blog, I look forward to your posts 🙂


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