The romantic ruins of the Clisson castle are standing in the heart of the town.
Built by the powerful Clisson family in the twelfth century, the castle played a strategic role in protecting the frontiers of the Duchy of Brittany in the fifteenth century. It was burned down during the Vendéen Wars. Today, the site offers numerous examples of defensive architecture: arrow slits, cannon ports, traps, etc.
Place du Minage 44190 CLISSON
How to get there?
Tram-train stop “Clisson” 500m from the Château
Free parking nearby
35 minutes from Nantes and La Roche-sur-Yon
– January : closed
– From February to April : everyday except Tuesdays 14.00 – 17.30
– From April to September : everyday except Tuesdays 10.30 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 18.00
– From October to December : everyday except Tuesdays 14.00 – 17.30
Closed on November 1st and 11th, and December 24th, 25th and 31st
Last access : 30 minutes before closure
Free for PASS Nantes holders
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Admission and guided tour: free for Nantes Pass holders.
Entrance fee + free visit: 3€ full/ 2€ reduced/ free -14 years old, visitors with disabilities
Entrance fee + free visit + guided visit: 6€ full/ 4€ reduced/ free -14 years old, visitors with disabilities
Historical re-enactments and live shows: free for all
Due to the presence of steps, moderate to steep slopes, paving stones, and rocks, it is advisable to visit the site accompanied. Some seating points are spread over the course. Cannes seats available.