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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Clisson
Insee code44043
AltitudeFrom 7 to 71 meters
Surface11.30 km²
Population7004 inhabitants
Density619 inhabitants/km²


National labelGorges at 3.5 km (8 min)
Chief townNantes (at 37 km, 39 min)Cugand at 4 km (7 min)
DepartmentLoire-AtlantiqueGétigné at 4.4 km (8 min)
RegionPays de la LoireSearch another town


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40 minutes from Nantes, a few kilometers from the Loire, Clisson is located in the heart of the vineyard of Nantes, at the junction of the Loire-Atlantique, Vendée and Anjou. Nourished by the earth Sevre and Maine, two rivers that give character to the Muscadet of the same name, the valley turns Clisson Italian and Breton when we think its heritage. The unique historic city where the tile and brick blend with slate and granite. Landscapes of vineyards, cellars wine villages with friendly ... Clisson the rhythm of the pleasures of the Muscadet vineyards dominated.

History: At the crossroads of three ancient provinces, Anjou, Poitou, Brittany, Clisson has a fascinating history that traces the time until about the 11th century. Very prosperous period of the Middle Ages and belonging to the Duchy of Brittany still mark many buildings. Famous people have lived in the imposing castle Clisson Olivier as the fifth or Constable Francis II, father of Anne of Brittany ... During the wars of Vendée, XVIIIth century, the valley suffered the brunt of the violence of the fighting. The arrival of three characters love Italy then constitutes the starting point for a renaissance: the brothers Frederick and Cacault Lemot introduce the Italian architecture in the reconstruction of the city.


  • To see:
  • Castle departmental Clisson the thirteenth and seventeenth (historical monument). Open every day except Tuesday.
  • The halls of the 15th (historic monument).
  • The church of Saint-Jacques 11th (listed monument).
  • The Church of the Trinity of the eleventh and seventeenth (listed monument).
  • The Templar chapel of the twelfth and fifteenth (historical monument): the museum of paper (graphic arts) and its many manifestations.
  • The Bridge on the 15th Valley (historical monument).
  • The Saint-Antoine 15th (historical monument).
  • The domain departmental Lemot La Garenne (historical monument). Romantic park. Factories. Villa Lemot gardener's house. Permanent and temporary exhibitions.
  • La Garenne nineteenth Valentine, romantic park.
  • The viaduct nineteenth.
  • The Church of Our Lady of Clisson 19th (historic monument in 2007 for outstanding monuments of the nineteenth century)
  • To do:
  • Many activities for individuals and groups: canoeing, climbing, hiking, fishing, playground.
  • Hiking in Valley Clisson. Between rivers, vineyards and countryside, 21 hiking trails available at the Tourist Office and on its website.
  • Watersports: the Sèvre in canoeing. A guidebook includes eight courses is offered at the Tourist Office. 3 clubs canoeing and one based recreation.
  • Office of Tourism Vineyard Nantes offers a wide range of discoveries to be made on the unique heritage Clisson, landscapes and know-how of the vineyard ... Free tasting at the cellar of Muscadet at the Tourist Office.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Clisson
Information pointsTourist Office of the Vignoble de Nantes
MonumentsBridge Saint-Antoine,   Bridge of La Vallée,   Castle of Clisson,   Chapel of the Templiers,   Church Notre-Dame,   Church Saint-Jacques,   Church of La Trinité,   Door of Clisson,   Market Halls of Clisson,   Villa of La Garenne-Valentin


  • Exhibition and animations on paper "Graphic Arts" from May to October.
  • Montmartre Clisson: the first weekend of June. Festival of painting and sculpture.
  • Hellfest Festival: 3rd weekend in June Metal festival.
  • Theatrical tours from July to September: "the Vit'Visite Clisson of" unusual spectacle and musical
  • Themed guided tours for individuals from July to September every Tuesday and Saturday.
  • The Heritage Days: the third weekend of September.
  • The New Year of Muscadet on the first Sunday of December.


  • Events:
  • Animations throughout the vineyards of Nantes (28 municipalities).
  • Randissimo, animations hiking and canoeing in the second weekend of September in the valley of Clisson (12 municipalities).
  • Heritage Days throughout the vineyard of Nantes (28 municipalities): 3rd weekend of September.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Pleasures of the palate and wine tasting at the castleLocal flavours5 €Le Pallet (8.2 km)
Taste and buy Vendée wineLocal flavoursFrom 0 € to 3.50 €Saint-Philbert-de-Bouaine (24 km)

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Clisson, general view (OT © Valley Clisson)Clisson, general view (OT © Valley Clisson)
Clisson, the castle (© Bertrand Rivière)Clisson, the castle (© Bertrand Rivière)
Clisson, la Garenne Valentin (OT © Valley Clisson)Clisson, la Garenne Valentin (OT © Valley Clisson)
Clisson, Trinity Church (Valley Clisson © OT)Clisson, Trinity Church (Valley Clisson © OT)
Clisson, District Notre Dame (OT © Valley Clisson)Clisson, District Notre Dame (OT © Valley Clisson)
The flag of the rocks, Parc de la Garenne Valentin (OT © Valley Clisson)The flag of the rocks, Parc de la Garenne Valentin (OT © Valley Clisson)
Clisson, Franciscan monastery ( © Valley Clisson OT)Clisson, Franciscan monastery ( © Valley Clisson OT)
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Clisson, the market (Valley Clisson © OT)Clisson, the market (Valley Clisson © OT)
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Clisson Street Tire Hocks (© Bertrand Riviere)Clisson Street Tire Hocks (© Bertrand Riviere)
The Trinity (River © Bertrand)The Trinity (River © Bertrand)
Clisson landscape (© Bertrand Rivière)Clisson landscape (© Bertrand Rivière)
Clisson, Bridge Valley (© Bertrand Rivière)Clisson, Bridge Valley (© Bertrand Rivière)
Clisson Gétigné, villa Lemot (© Bertrand Riviere)Clisson Gétigné, villa Lemot (© Bertrand Riviere)
Clisson, Tourist Office (© Bertrand Rivière)Clisson, Tourist Office (© Bertrand Rivière)
Clisson, historical center (© Bertrand Rivière)Clisson, historical center (© Bertrand Rivière)
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Clisson, the castle (© Bertrand Rivière)Clisson, the castle (© Bertrand Rivière)
Clisson, and Medieval Italy (© Bertrand Rivière)Clisson, and Medieval Italy (© Bertrand Rivière)
Clisson, the castle (© Bertrand Rivière)Clisson, the castle (© Bertrand Rivière)
Clisson room Asylum (© Bertrand Rivière)Clisson room Asylum (© Bertrand Rivière)
Clisson Gétigné, villa Lemot (© Bertrand Rivière)Clisson Gétigné, villa Lemot (© Bertrand Rivière)
Clisson, overview (© Bertrand Rivière)Clisson, overview (© Bertrand Rivière)
Clisson, fresco Notre Dame (© Bertrand Rivière)Clisson, fresco Notre Dame (© Bertrand Rivière)
Clisson, overview (© Valery Joncheray)Clisson, overview (© Valery Joncheray)
Clisson, for the Sevre (© Valery Joncheray)Clisson, for the Sevre (© Valery Joncheray)
Clisson, overview (© Valery Joncheray)Clisson, overview (© Valery Joncheray)
Clisson, Henry the fourth park (© Phil Day)Clisson, Henry the fourth park (© Phil Day)
Clisson, guided tours (© Phil Day)Clisson, guided tours (© Phil Day)
Clisson, overlooking the castle (© Valery Joncheray)Clisson, overlooking the castle (© Valery Joncheray)



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French cuisine restaurantManoir de la Boulaie - Laurent Saudeau  
Venez découvrir le cadre d'exception du Manoir de la Boulaie. Vous dégusterez une cuisine créative et gastronomique axée autour des épices et soigneusement concoctée par le Chef, Laurent...
Located 16.2 km from Clisson79 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Pélican  
Located in central Geneston the Le Pélican restaurant welcomes you in two small rooms in the yellow and blue colors, the decor is classic and cozy atmosphere. Some paintings adorn the...
Located 17.9 km from Clisson23 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAbbaye de Villeneuve - L'Epicurien  
Les Sorinières
In a relaxed setting, the restaurant welcomes you for an epicurean tasting moment. The cozy dining room with French ceilings and an open fireplace will delight lovers of old stones....
Located 19.4 km from Clisson40 € per person 

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Castle with 5 bedroomsChâteau de la Galissonnière    
Le Pallet
For your holiday in Nantes's vineyard, stay at Château de la Galissonnière! Our b&b are well-located. Our winery follows the slopes of the weans. During your stay, we recommend many...
Located 8.1 km from ClissonFrom 70 € to 90 € the double room 
Farm with 5 bedroomsFerme des Noues    
Pascale, François and their children welcome you all year in a traditional 18th century farmhouse, nestled in lush greenery. During your stay in one of our five guest rooms, you can...
Located 12.3 km from Clisson52 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLes cedres    
30 km from Le Puy du Fou and 50 km from the coast Vendeen, cedars house from 1850 on 80 meters along the Maine in a shady park.
Located 12.5 km from Clisson66 € the double room 

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Pavillon for 8 personsHenri iv - Villages Vacances Ternélia
The village consists of 26 cottages for 4 to 8 people. Or 1 cottage for 8 persons, 13 cottages of 6 people, 6. cottages 5 people and 6 cottages for 4 people (ranging from. 2-3 rooms...
Located in Clisson381 € per week 
House for 7 personsGîte du clos de la Poeze   NEW
Le Landreau
At the heart of the vineyard Nantais, terraced house comfortable. Property as owner (6000 m² wooded part), frame, cabin and ready to adults and kids bikes. Kitchen (refrigerator, freezer),...
Located 11.7 km from ClissonFrom 500 € to 650 € per week 
Pavillon for 3 personsLe hameau de la marionniere  
In 3000 ownership of SQM in nature in the middle of a wooded park, but nearby (about 200 m) of new inter-pool (indoor and outdoor pool with slide) ; beautiful chalet with 2 rooms plus...
Located 12.5 km from ClissonFrom 220 € to 395 € per week 

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6 places over 1,5 haCamping du Bois Noir   
. Home in tents, in caravans, camper on our farm with 35 dairy cows (more than grassland crops, composting, mechanical weeding) located near a wood of 20 ha, peace and quiet site on...
Located 9.1 km from Clisson12 € per day 
180 places over 4 haCamping la boulogne    
Enjoying a privileged location in a wooded and shaded park, ideal for a family holiday and a paradise for pêcheurs. Situé Loire Atlantique in Saint Philbert de Grand LieuEt 30 minutes...
Located 28 km from Clisson14 € per day 

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Best Western Villa Saint Antoine - Hotel in ClissonBest Western Villa Saint Antoine     
Featuring an outdoor pool and a large terrace with views of the Sèvre Nantaise River and the Château of Clisson, this hotel is located in Clisson, 25 km from Nantes. The on-site wellness...
Located in ClissonRoom from 69 €
Henri IV - Hotel in ClissonHenri IV    
A holiday park set 33 km from Nantes, Henri IV offers an outdoor swimming pool, pétanque facilities, a bar, a restaurant, evening entertainment, and Wi-Fi is free of charge in the entire...
Located in Clisson
Village de Gîtes du Moulin Neuf - Hotel in ClissonVillage de Gîtes du Moulin Neuf 
Village de Gîtes du Moulin Neuf is located in Gétigné on the edge of the River Sèvres Nantaise. Each accommodation has a balcony or terrace with an outdoor seating area overlooking...
Located 1.6 km from Clisson

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