Tuscany in Britanny - Clisson, the Gem of Nantes vineyard
A medieval crossroads on the Marches of Brittany, Clisson was developed by a number of artists and art lovers of the 19th century, becoming an idealised landscape inspired by Italy.
This is a town with a unique character, both Breton and Italian together, where tile and brick mingle with slate and granite. At the crossroads of three ancient provinces, Anjou, Poitou and Brittany, Clisson has a fascinating history that traces back to the 11th century. After the wars of Vendée in the 1790s three characters with a love of Italy arrived in the area, the Cacault brothers and the sculptor F.F. Lemot. Together they introduced Italian architecture in the post war reconstruction of the valley.
Discover all the main interest sites of clisson :
Clisson - mediaeval town in the Brittany marches
Clisson castle stands on a rocky outcrop overlooking the whole town.
Clisson, the Italian dream
Clisson in lights
Every evening from June to October the Clisson illuminations bring the sublime charms of its heritage to life. At nightfall, the castle is adorned with a halo of light, revealing the contours of medieval bridges, architectural details and hidden rivers. Magic at work!
Clisson a place visited by many bloggers
Clisson, a place for Instagramers
June 6th 2015 took place in Clisson the first instameet of the vineyard of nantes , follow the upload of instapics of that day.