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Château de Goulaine - Mansion house of Goulaine

At the gates of Nantes and the vineyard

This is the very first castle to have been built in the Loire Valley (late 15th c.).

Goulaine is a fort dating from the Middle Ages and following the affiliation of Brittany and France, was reconstructed with ‘tuffeau’ rock in “Renaissance” style. While building work was finished in the 17th century, the principal floor dates back to the 15th century and the Renaissance and the oldest parts date back to the Middle Ages. Built from chalk stone (Tufa stone), “Goulaine” lives on as an example of the opulence that once reigned in this “Valley of the Kings”. Guided tour of the Stately Home.

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Adults : 10,50€

Students, disabled people : 7,50€, children from 5 to 16 years old : 5.50€
Free access for children under 5 and Pass Nantes card holders
Family pass (2 adults and 3 children and more) : 32€


Allée du Château
44115 Haute-Goulaine
Expressway, follow signs towards Nantes Cholet (way out 1.2 Haute Goulaine) LILA coach : line 31


Partly wheelchair accessible with assistance


Tea room

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