Le château de Clisson
Le château de Clisson © H. Neveu-Dérotrie

Discover the castle of Clisson

A historically impregnable fortress, the Château de Clisson is an example of a fortified castle.

Built by the powerful Clisson family in the twelfth century, the castle played a strategic role in protecting the frontiers of the Duchy of Brittany in the fifteenth century. It was burned down during the Vendéen Wars. Today, the site offers numerous examples of defensive architecture: arrow slits, cannon ports, traps, etc.