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Chateau de Goulaine, Nantes

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.6/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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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  • Nice a nice remains but overall not much to see except some furniture and portraits of ancestors who have all done for the Kingdom of France
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  • very nice first arrived by a very long driveway and then arrived at the Castle where one has chances to meet the master of the House then visit the Museum read Lefèvre useful then visit of the Castle
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  • Beautiful home, very nice but even if I understand the importance of the funding of maintenance and renovation, 9 euros per person seems a too high price for little things to do. READ Museum dated, deserves a serious facelift. Little interest in our eyes finally.
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  • excellent guided visit of castle. Butterfly house great fun. Good family visit.
  • What a disappointment, we went to see the famous butterfly that no longer exist. The price of grade 9 remains unchanged and the visit of the castle is hyper short. One bright spot: the LU Museum. It's really abuse
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  • A nice site but a poor Museum... Very nice guide did not answer questions on visited parts and even less about the history of the Castle. The greenhouse with butterflies on the site no longer exists locally. The parts contain only few objects and only a small part of the castle can be visited. LU Museum is an exhibit of the mark (for fans only) ads, not tasting, not sales privilege and the absolutely poor children's entertainment... Go your way!
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  • The Château de Goulaine, a great historic site with guides very friendly and a museum read very well stocked! Bravo!
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  • A single night at the Castle. Incredible!
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