Clisson, a picturesque town in the region Pays de la Loire, is approx. 30 km south of Nantes.
The town is dominated by a mighty castle, the Château de Clisson on a rock above the Sevre Nantaise, at the mouth of the Moine.
The castle was the seat of the Lords of Clisson, to whom the valley had been awarded in the treaty of Angers between the Carolingian emperor Karl the Bald and the King of Brittany Erispoé in the year 851;
During the centuries the castle was strengthened with new casemates and bastions for the artillery again and again.
The most famous representative of the Lords of Clisson was Olivier V. of Clisson, one of the key figures in the first half of the Hundred Years’ War.
He was Constable of France, representing the First Officer of the Crown and Commander in Chief of the army.
During the War in the Vendée, the town and its castle were devastated and burnt down by the soldiers of Jean-Baptiste Kléber.
In the evenings the castle, the church of Notre-Dame, the Ponte de la Ville and the banks of the Sevre Nantaise are illuminated in fantastic colors.
From the terrace of the spa hotel Best Western Villa Saint Antoine, which is as well lit stylishly, you have the best view of the castle. The nightly play of colors in the castle feigns the habitability of the castle; or are there spirits still there ?
In 1924, Chateau de Clisson was classified as a monument historique by a French Ministry of Culture.
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Disclaimer: The visit of Clisson was on invitation of Le Voyage at Nantes and Clisson Tourist Office. Many thanks for it! All impressions and opinions are our own ones.
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