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.). It is now home to the official museum of local biscuit makers, LU.
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, an visit of the official LU biscuit making factory.
Students, disabled people : 7,50€, children from 5 to 16 years old : 5.50€
Free for children under 5
Family pass (2 adults and 3 children and more) : 32€
Free access for Pass Nantes card holders
Partly wheelchair accessible with assistance