France: Loire Valley

Around Nantes

Muscadet and the Vendée
By Jim Budd

This Guide was last updated on 23 April 2011
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Ideal One-Day Itinerary

Drive to Clisson
Buy picnic in the market (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) or book table at Le Bonne Auberge, Clisson.
Stroll around old part of Clisson.
Visit Louis Métaireau at Domaine du Grand Mouton
Picnic in vineyards (or lunch at Le Bonne Auberge)

Visit Lac de Grand-Lieu including visit to Domaine des Herbauges
Dinner and overnight at L'Abbaye de Villeneuve (Les Sorinières).


Ideal Two-Day Itinerary

Day One
Visit Château du Cléray, Vallet
2nd visit if required: Domaine Luneau-Papin, Le Landreau
Lunch at Villa Mon Rêve, Basse Goulaine 

Visit Château de Goulaine and the Marais de Goulaine
Dinner at La Cigale, Nantes
Stay at Hotel Pommeraye. 

Day Two
Visit Nantes - Château and Les Machines de l’Ile Nantes
Drive to Bouaye
Light lunch at La Grignotière, 34 La Roderie, Bouaye (02 40 65 46 11)

Visit to Domaine des Herbauges
Either take one of the local footpaths or drive the circuit of the Lac de Grand-Lieu.
Dinner at L’Atlantide, Nantes
Stay at Hôtel Pommeraye in Nantes


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