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Muscadet Loire Océan

Muscadet vineyards flourish under the influence of the ocean, Grand-Lieu Lake and the Loire. The star of Nantes' wine-growing region, it has four AOC appellations: Muscadet, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire and Muscadet Côtes de Grand Lieu. Muscadet Loire Océan, listed as a Vignobles & Découvertes ("Vineyards & Discoveries") destination, invites you to explore this wine-growing district with its varied landscapes, on foot or by bicycle. It is one of the eight destinations in the Loire Valley with the Vignobles & Découvertes listing, guaranteeing a delightful stay at the heart of a wine-growing district. 
 

Exploring the Muscadet, the largest single-variety AOC wine-growing region


Muscadet wines are dry whites made from a single grape variety: Melon de Bourgogne. Nestled between the Loire, Grand-Lieu Lake and the ocean, this wine-growing region is the largest in the world with just a single grape variety.
 
Come and discover a splendid natural setting composed of the charming banks of the Loire and Divatte levee, the countryside surroundings of the Goulaine wetlands, peaceful and turbulent rivers like the Sèvre Nantaise, the Maine or the Sanguèze, and hillsides of vines with exceptional views. There is heritage everywhere with mills, manors and castles, churches and chapels appearing along most of the footpaths running through the area.
 
These landscapes are just perfect for exploring by bicycle, along the Vignoble à Vélo (vineyards by bicycle) route, consisting of 100 kilometres divided into five loops for a cycle trip through the vineyards. The Loire à Vélo route also passes through here, following the Loire and its hillsides.
 

Discovering and tasting Muscadet with Vignobles & Découvertes


Also close to the vineyards, several other locations invite visitors to discover the Muscadet terroir.
 
Let yourself be won over by pretty villages and Clisson, the pearl of the wine-growing district with an Italianate air. Don't miss a visit to the Musée du Vignoble Nantais (Museum of Nantes Vineyards), the Château of Clisson, the park of La Garenne-Lemot or the Medieval château of Oudon overlooking the Loire.
 
The Vignobles & Découvertes destination of Muscadet Loire Océan boasts thirty cellars for tasting Muscadet wine in the company of winemakers.
 
Passionate about their work, they will explain all about the history of the vines of the four AOC: Muscadet, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire and Muscadet Côtes de Grand-Lieu.
 
This voyage of discovery can be continued in the dozen selected restaurants, thirty accommodation options and labelled sites and activities.
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