A day in the bocage
Discover Montaigu & Clisson
Duration: 1 day
For this experience, we’re taking you to some of the most remote places in the world.
Say goodbye to the seaside and make way for the bocage, the châteaux and the Sèvre.
Discover small towns that will delight nature lovers and heritage enthusiasts alike.
Montaigu, from Louis XI to Clemenceau
You’ve probably heard the bawdy song “De Nantes à Montaigu, la digue, la digue…”. But have you ever been to Montaigu? It’s time to discover this commune.
From the La Pinède campsite, it will take you around 1h15 to get to this charming little town.
You’ll have no trouble parking once you’re there.
Start your visit at Parc des Remparts. It’s called that because you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the castle ramparts, which bear witness to the town’s history.
At the end of the park, a historic staircase leads to the town hall square.
In this square, you’ll discover the remains of a bygone era. Panels explain the history of each monument.
Good to know: if you’re curious and interested in history, then take advantage of Pauline’s guided tours. For €5 per person, Pauline will tell you all about Montaigu’s history and anecdotes as you stroll through the town’s narrow streets.
Find out all about the story that inspired this famous song!
After this guided tour, when Montaigu no longer holds any secrets for you, set off to discover its little stores in Rue Clemenceau.
Capital of the Nantes vineyards
After Montaigu, take the road towards Clisson. This small community is just a few minutes away.
It will surely be time for lunch.
Head for “La Cascade” for a bucolic lunch on the banks of the Sèvre.
In summer, the establishment sets up deckchairs and garlands to welcome you to a country setting. Like a guinguette, at dusk the park is lit up by brightly colored garlands of lights.
To the sound of the waterfall and in the heart of a wooded site, enjoy homemade dishes (almost) with your feet in the water.
You’re in the capital of the Nantes vineyards, so take the opportunity to sample the local Muscadet.
Digestive stroll in the heart of Clisson
To continue the day, we propose a loop that will allow you to discover all the assets of Clisson.
To start the tour, park in the Château parking lot.
The circuit is accessible to all.
It covers a total distance of 6 km (approx. 1 hour 30 minutes’ walk).
Just follow the yellow markers.
The medieval town of Clisson is one of France’s 100 most beautiful detours. Open your eyes and observe.
Discover the Château de Clisson, its church, the Moulin de Plessard, the former Arsenal spinning mill and the Domaine de la Garenne Lemot.
For the curious
After this stroll, whether you’re a rock fan or not, we recommend a visit to the famous Hellfest site. Numerous works of art are on display throughout the year.
Good to know: guided tours are available.
A very special aperitif… Au fil de l’eau
In the evening, after a day rich in discoveries in these two communes. We offer you an activity that’s out of the ordinary. Don’t panic, here you don’t have to walk, just let yourself go…
On the way back, stop off at the Maison de la Rivière in Saint Georges de Montaigu.
In the evening, you can rent a boat and cruise the river while enjoying a generous aperitif. You’ll be given a basket of local produce to help you make the most of your two hours on the water.
As well as savouring delicious products, you’ll be able to enjoy magnificent landscapes in total peace and quiet.
Enough to end your day on a sweet note.