The Chateau de Goulaine is a private property home to at least 30 generations. It has been recognized as a historical monument since 1913 and is recorded as a component of the historical heritage of the city of Nantes.
After being closed to the public for the better half a century for repairs, this treasure trove of Nantes's past has recently reopened its doors.
For over a thousand years, the history of the castle and the Goulaine family, who have lived in this location ever since it was constructed and are the ones who are responsible for giving it its name, has been inextricably linked together.
The visitor is promised a journey through the turmoil of French history, following in the footsteps of a distinguished family, from the kitchen that dates back to the fifteenth century to the chamber that King Louis XIV used to host the sovereign in 1661.
This Renaissance structure in the Loire Valley also gives irreplaceable evidence of the riches of architecture in the 17th century, as seen by the beautifully furnished salons that it contains.
At the beginning of its history, the Goulaine family chateau was an impressive fortified stronghold perfectly sheltered by the neighboring marshlands. The structure was located in what is now known as Brittany, but in the 12th century, it was known as the Marches de Bretagne, a border region between Duchy of Normandy and Kingdom of France.
Visitors can fully immerse themselves in the chateau's rich history by booking a stay in the guest rooms, also known as chambres d'hôte, and by hosting celebrations in rooms that have been meticulously restored to maintain its authentic appearance.
Visit the historic Chateau du Goulaine in the center of Nantes to gain insight into the long and illustrious history of the famous biscuit manufacturer LU in Nantes.
The LU collection can be found in the wing of the castle constructed in the 17th century. This permanent exhibition honors the legacy of the well-known biscuit factory in Nantes with more than 500 pieces of artwork, including paintings, posters, one-of-a-kind artifacts, and furniture.
44115, Haute-Goulaine, Nantes, France