£310pp/ 3 NIGHTS
FERRY & HOTEL
Villa St Antoine, Clisson
France > Atlantic Loire Valley > CLISSON
With its Italian influences, picturesque Clisson, south east of Nantes, is right in the middle of the Muscadet wine producing area and is a popular haunt of artists and sculptors. Unmissable Puy du Fou (39k), a fantastic history-based theme park, is also not far from here and is an exceptional day out - spectacular shows and displays culminate in a 2 hour evening pageant full of thrills, spills, fireworks and lights and a cast of over 1000 actors. The superb Villa St Antoine is a converted mill alongside the river Sèvre in the centre of town and the views across the water to the 13thC château are amazing, particularly when floodlit at night. From the friendly staff to the beautiful bedrooms with their huge beds and modern bathrooms (most with shower as opposed to a bath), everything is just right for that perfect stay. There is a large brasserie with outdoor terrace where the menus have Italian inspiration, a small heated outdoor pool (mid May-Sept), and a spa centre complete with steam room, jacuzzi and tea room (charges apply).
Restaurant closed Christmas & Fri/Sun.