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Clisson Castle

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I took the train to Clisson and the journey was great going through the Muscadet vineyards. I was... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
tony b
Lliria, Spain
Good visit

Freindly staff Not to expensive at 3euro each Amazing location Great views Interesting history... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Prestbury, United Kingdom
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The chateau de Clisson is a multi-facetted monument. It was an unassailable fortress, a Duke's residence and a Romantic ruin. Its stones survived the passing of time (from the 11th to the 19th century) and today, they tell many stories of very...more
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Place du Minage, Clisson, France
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

This is an imposing and historical castle but why the authorities have decided to change the night colors every few seconds is impossible to contemplate. The result was to reduce a dignified structure to a tacky Disneyland impression.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Grand Patrimoin... d, Responsable relations publiques at Clisson Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Hello Arne S., We regret that you have not appreciated the experience and we take note of your comment. Wishing you a great day. Gaëlle, Community manager

Reviewed 3 October 2018

I took the train to Clisson and the journey was great going through the Muscadet vineyards. I was expecting to see a castle not ruins nevertheless, I enjoyed the visit and was able to use my imagination to see how it was in the past....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tony b
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Freindly staff Not to expensive at 3euro each Amazing location Great views Interesting history Great place to go and even kids would like this pretty and safe castle to explore Stop en route to your beach resort for a break from driving

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

The guided tour is well worth the extra 3€ if you speak French. Our guide was excellent, engaging with her audience and very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

What a fantastic, and beautiful, historical place. As soon as we saw the castle, we were transported back in time. On the grass around the castle, there are info-boards (in english) that gives you an idea of the times and wars the city has been...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We went into the town of Clisson, we visited the castle, disabled people get in for free and an adult is just 3 euro's, children to the age of 14 go for free as well. There is a booklet you get with all the information...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Although mostly a ruin, there is more than enough left to give the impression of what was once a commandingly large castle overlooking the river. Some parts are closed off due to safety concerns and there is a little scaffolding but there are great views...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We visited recently on an excursion from a cruise on the River Loire. We did not actually go into the castle but walked around the outside. While largely ruined, it and the church dominate the town and provide great photo opportunites. It has a real...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

The castle is largely a ruin but tall walls remain and you can visualize the structure as it once was. It is very picturesque above a medieval town and lovely river. You will get lots of beautiful photos of the castle and from the castle...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Spent an hour going around and enjoyed our visit at only €3 each, it also does a tour but in French only.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Response from grandpatrimoine | Property representative |
Bonjour, L'entrée au château est de 3€ en tarif plein, 2€ en tarif réduit (14-18 ans, étudiants, demandeurs d'emploi, groupe à partir de 15 personnes). L'entrée est gratuite pour les moins de 14 ans accompagnés, les... More
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