Between the wars, Chateaubriant was called ‘the European capital of the plough’, and it has not lost its agricultural heart. Every Wednesday it holds an important cattle market. Chateaubriant has beautiful houses and a famous chateau and it is set in a region of lakes, rivers and forests, famous for being an ancient centre of industry and perfect for interesting walks, rambles and hikes.

A wide range of sight-seeing opportunities and activities are on our doorstep. The tourist office is a great place to start for information on the following and more.  Website: www.tourisme-Chateaubriant.fr/en/

Local Attractions

  • The ancient town
  • Eglise St Jean de Bere
  • Chateau
  • Lakes
  • Forests
  • Market, Wednesday morning
  • La Carriere des Fusilles
  • Musee de la Resistance
  • Theatre de Verre
  • L’Herberie
  • Cinema
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alley
  • Ice Skating (Christmas)
  • Velodrome
  • Tennis Courts
  • Swimming Pool
  • Cycle Hire
  • Race Course – flat racing and trotting events throughout the year
  • Man made beach at Pouance (10 minutes away)
  • Equestrian Centre at Rouge (15 minutes away)
  • Walking
  • Fair ground (Foire de Bere) where there is an annual agricultural show and a host of exhibitions and events throughout the year
  • The newly opened tram-train now provides a direct link from Chateaubriant to Nantes.


Wednesday 20th August 2014

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