On the banks of the Sèvre Nantaise, Clisson in Loire-Atlantique instantly charms walkers with its medieval air and Tuscan influence. Standing on a rocky promontory, its medieval character is clearly recognisable in its cobbled and sloping streets, the remains of the castle, a former fortress flanked by towers built between the 11th and 17th centuries, the bridges, the Romanesque church and the magnificent 15th-century covered market. The whole town is embellished by Italian architecture represented by tile and brick villas, Classical statues, arcades... Pay a visit to the Garenne Lemot estate on the banks of the Sèvre Nantaise, where you can stroll through the superb park and admire a typical Tuscan-style villa. Walk up one of the town's flights of steps to enjoy a lovely view over the tiled rooftops.
In the capital of the Nantes vineyard, the winegrowers of Clisson open their cellars to visitors for tastings that are a wine-lover's delight.
In June, the city hosts famous events such as the Montmartre art festival in Clisson and the Hellfest metal music festival, where the huge 10-metre-tall guitar is a curiosity in itself!