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Chateau de Goulaine, Nantes

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Castle Tourist Spot
There is more than just castle at Chateau de Goulaine: there is a butterfly aviary, the LU Museum displaying the art and history of local biscuit brand Le Petit Beurre, and the oldest commercial vineyards in the world. The butterfly sanctuary awakes the child in you with it's friendly, fluttery residents. Biscuits may not be your cup of tea, but they are integral to the development of the city's local economy and the vintage posters are sure to sway to the pastry's side with their nostalgia for home.

This menagerie of curios and wines has belonged to the Goulaine family for over 1,000 years, with each generation adding their own special touch to the chateau’s exhibits. Fortunately, the must see exhibit is also the must drink exhibit. With the longest running tradition of wine-making, you’ll want to taste what was worth preserving through the ages. Make Chateau de Goulaine a centerpiece of your Nantes vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Nantes travel itinerary maker.
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  • Yes, it was much more than tourism. In fact it wasn't tourism at all. It beguns as a visit to the first of 4 chateaux foreseen for the afternoon. Luckily, it became the only one! Are you confuse? I ex...  more »
  • Beautiful french style castle integrated in the city. The gardens are lovely and well cared, as well as the inside which you can visit buying an extra ticket!  more »
  • Not much of this small to medium chateau was available to see and what there was, was fairly interesting. The LU biscuit museum was worth a visit for the artwork on display but the gardens and large e...  more »
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  • excellent guided visit of castle. Butterfly house great fun. Good family visit.
  • Beautiful castle especially for wedding
  • A nice discovery! A beautiful little castle, presenting the relationship between Smith County and the history of the Kings of France. Of course: the official LU Museum! A must see!... perhaps more to read than the Castle Museum, but no entry for one without the other ;-)
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  • The surroundings of the Castle are beautiful and very interesting read Museum
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  • Visit to the Museum read and a part of the friendly Castle. Unfortunately for the cause of marriage, we did have access to the cellars and gardens which is too bad for the price of €9... The rate should be adapted to that you can visit. So any in-store purchase because we were disappointed of the value for money.
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