Between Nantes and Clisson stretch Nantes’ vineyards. This is muscadet territory, which starts just 15 minutes south of Nantes. Though you’re in the southern Loire, you already feel like you’ve set foot in Italy! Landscapes open onto stretches of Melon-de-Bourgogne and Folle Blanche vines, cultivated by passionate wine-growers. Le Voyage à Nantes continues to explore this region and reveals its hidden gems. Take a trip out to natural sites, striking examples of the area’s heritage, quaint villages and atypical wine-tasting cellars of this unique vineyard! – see more
Stay on a nearby Muscadet vineyard at Château de l’Oiselinière
Nantes, capital of the Loire-Atlantique departement has evolved from a major ship-builidng city into a major centre for the Arts. building on its heritage as the birthplace of the author Jules Verne, author of the Voyages Extraordinaire, including “Around the World in Eighty Days”!
Follow the green line of the Voyages a Nantes to see a collection of art works, new art installations in the City, and exhibitions in art spaces ofr heritage sites. This includes the now iconic mechanical Elephant.
Then there is an exciting new Art Gallery/Museum – Musée d’Arts de Nantes and along the banks of the Loire towards Saint Nazaire is a permanent trail of stunning sculptures that line the banks of the river as it winds its way to the Atlantic – see L’Estuaire. In addition there is a Chateau, a Cathedral, Museums and plenty to do.
Stay at a Chateau B&B near Clisson – Chateau de la Preuille (35 km) – in the heart of the Muscadet vineyards
alternative recommended Nantes Hotel: Hotel La Pérouse, a modern boutique hotel with 1930s designer features.
for Muscadet see also:
- Accommodation in France
- Time to try Muscadet again?
- Nantes and the vineyards of Muscadet
- French Duck’s MAP of accommodation in France
- Loire Valley/Centre
- Whats On in France in December 2019
- Wine Festivals and Wine Fairs in France
- White Pudding Festival – Rethel
- Muscadet wine festival
- The journey to Nantes
- Muscadet celebrates!
- Free Nantes Festival
- Vines, Loire wines and ramblings
- Loire Valley wines in short supply
- Loire Valley – Unesco World Heritage SIte
- Loire Valley Wine Celebrations