TESTIMONY OF THE SOFT LIVING OF THE EDGES OF THE LOIRE
The foundations of the castle are over 1000 years old, at the time this medieval fortress was responsible for defending the Duchy on the steps of Brittany. Today the visitor discovers a sumptuous Renaissance castle built in tufa and dating from the end of the 15th century and residence of the same family for 1000 years. The ramparts overlook a set of medieval moats. The vast French garden of two hectares is surrounded by Goulaine wetlands, a classified Natura 2000 environmental area.
THE TOUR OF THE PROPERTY, EXPLORING NUMEROUS OTHER WORLDS
The rooms of the castle bear witness to the decorative wealth of the 17th century, private until recently, the kitchen of the 15th century, the King’s bedroom and the cabinet of curiosities are also open to you.
A tour for everyone: whether with game workshops, around a quiz or wearing pretty period costumes (from 3 to 12 years old), there are some for all ages at the Castle of Goulaine.
THE OFFICIAL MUSEUM OF THE LU BISCUIT FACTORY
Founded in 1846, the LU biscuit factory has entrusted all its collections to the Castle of Goulaine to make you live a gourmet escape.
Six hundred works of art trace the history of France’s most famous biscuit and the emergence of marketing. Unique, a tour of the Castle of Goulaine immerses you in a moment of history that is in turn playful, epicurean or nostalgic.
2018 timetables: partially guided tour
- From 31 March to 15 June and from 17 September to 11 November: from two to six thirty on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
- From 21 April to 13 May, from 16 to 30 June, from 3 to 16 September and from 20 October to 4 November: from two to six thirty every day
- From July 01 to September 2: from 10h45 to 7pm every day
On site: shop, tea room, workshops, temporary exhibitions
Brand new ! Today, the Castle of Goulaine houses two guest rooms and offers its guests the opportunity to experience a stay in the heart of a Renaissance castle with all the comforts of today.
In a group, looking for a place for your seminar, or for a reception ? The Castle of Goulaine will know thanks to installations adapted meet all your requests of the rent of room to the turnkey seminar while passing by the organization of a day discovery