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    The Wine Region of Nantes

    The Wine Region of Nantes
    Starts from

    Nantes

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    11

    Duration

    12 hours

    Length

    24 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Nantes

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    12 hours

    Length

    24 mi

    History and CultureNatural AttractionsGastronomy
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    Highlights

    • Taste local wines where it is produced.
    • Drive through amazing vineyards landscapes.
    • Visit Clisson the Italian Tuscany of France.
    In this itinerary, you will get to know the wine region of Nantes with beautiful views of the French countryside with vineyards landscapes and beautiful villages. You will taste the local wines in the very place where they are produced. You will visit the museum to understand the production of the famous local Muscadet wine. And you will explore the beautiful town of Clisson with its castle and Italian Tuscany style architecture.

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    In this itinerary, you will get to know the wine region of Nantes with beautiful views of the French countryside with vineyards landscapes and beautiful villages. You will taste the local wines in the very place where they are produced. You will visit the museum to understand the production of the famous local Muscadet wine. And you will explore the beautiful town of Clisson with its castle and Italian Tuscany style architecture.
    Emily Zanier

    Emily Zanier

    Blogger

    • Taste local wines where it is produced.
    • Drive through amazing vineyards landscapes.
    • Visit Clisson the Italian Tuscany of France.

    Day Itinerary

    11 Activities
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    Day 1

    24 mi1 mi

    The Wine Region of Nantes

    You will start your route with visiting sights in the nature. You will get beautiful views of the French countryside with vineyards in the backgrounds, nice viewpoints and outdoors activities. After lunch, you will start the wine history and tasting. And you will discover Clisson that has the reputation of being the Tuscany of France with its Italian style architecture.
    Chaussée des Moines
    09:3045 min

    Chaussée des Moines

    Park
    Open Details
    The "chaussée des moines" was built by the Monks in Vertou in the 9th century to regulate the flow of the river Sèvre. This causeway made possible to increase river navigation and therefore the transport of wine. Wine production has been important in the region for quite some time. You can walk around this nice place for nice views of the countryside and the river, only 12 kilometers from Nantes. Several hikes available around here.
    5.4 mi15 min
    Le Porte-Vue
    10:4515 min

    Le Porte-Vue

    Scenic Lookout
    Open Details
    The "porte-vue" is an observatory located in Chateau-Thebaud, at the back of the town hall. It offers 360 degrees panoramic view over the geological site with unique straight and curved landforms with a beautiful reddish rock. It is located above the recreation site of Pont-Caffino, 30 meters below the platform. And of course, beautiful views of the vineyards in the background.
    0.5 mi5 min
    Kayaking at Pont Caffino
    11:151 hr

    Kayaking at Pont Caffino

    Water Park
    Open Details
    Pont Caffino is an outdoor activities centre along the Maine river in the middle of a canyon. You get beautiful views of the cliffs, and you can practice water sports in the river like kayak for example.
    1.4 mi10 min
    Auberge La Gaillotière
    12:301 hr

    Auberge La Gaillotière

    Restaurant
    Open Details
    Have lunch in this very nice French restaurant with local wines of course. You will be welcomed here with a blend of rustic walls and modern furniture, as well as hearty meal.
    3.9 mi15 min
    Château du Coing
    14:001 hr

    Château du Coing

    Winery
    Open Details
    The Château du Coing is a small castle, family private property producing wine. You will get great views of the surroundings. They will show you the property and of course you will get a wine tasting at the end.
    7.5 mi20 min
    Musée du Vignoble Nantais
    15:3045 min

    Musée du Vignoble Nantais

    Museum
    Open Details
    The Wine Museum of Nantes is located in the little town of Le Pallet in the middle of the vineyards. The building has a very modern architecture, half-buried in the ground. 500 objects are on display to show the history and the making of Muscadet wine. Your ticket admission includes one wine tasting.
    3 mi10 min
    16:255 min

    Car Park

    Parking
    Open Details
    Park your car here and head towards the river.
    0.2 mi5 min
    Moulin à Papier du Liveau
    16:3515 min

    Moulin à Papier du Liveau

    Museum
    Open Details
    Check out this beautiful setting and if you have time, you can visit inside. It is a reformed papermaker and flour mill that has been restored and hosts now a paper museum.
    2.9 mi15 min
    Château de Clisson
    17:001 hr

    Château de Clisson

    Castle
    Open Details
    Park your car at the parking lot of the castle to visit the castle first and to explore Clisson on foot after visiting the castle.
    The construction of the castle started in the XIIth century. It is a very nice fortress to visit, to have nice views and beautiful pictures of Clisson around.
    0.6 mi15 min
    Domaine de la Garenne Lemot
    18:151 hr

    Domaine de la Garenne Lemot

    Theme Park
    Open Details
    This is Tuscany in France. You can walk around this park of 13 hectares with many beautiful statues and columns and a neoclassical villa. The villa has some temporary exhibits sometimes.
    0.5 mi10 min
    Restaurant de La Vallée
    19:301 hr 30 min

    Restaurant de La Vallée

    Restaurant
    Open Details
    Have dinner at this very nice French restaurant with a beautiful view on the bridge. It serves very good and beautiful French dishes in a gastronomical way.
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