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What's in the Locality
Châteaubriant is conveniently placed for visiting the historical cities of  Nantes, Rennes, Angers and Laval. La Baule and the Atlantique coastline are only one hour away. The Fair of Béré (held in September) dates back to 1049, and is one of the most popular fairs in the region. The church of Béré is one of the oldest Romanesque churches in the Loire-Atlantique.The tourist office is open from Monday to Saturday and is situated near St. Nicolas' church, rue de Couëré.
Here are just some of the places of interest in the area.


 The Château of Châteaubriant and its gardens are open all year round and offers guided tours in English from June through to September.

The Château de la Motte-Glain replaced a former stronghold in 1496. There is a XVth Century Chapel with frescoes, and an African trophy exhibition.(15 minutes drive).
The Château of Craon built in 1770, is filled with furniture from the epoch and is set in beautiful gardens with a one acre park.(35 minutes drive).
Mont Saint-Michel, although a longer drive,(about 2 hours) is well worth a visit...

 The Museum Robert Tatin (1902-1983) at Cossé-le-Vivien (10 minutes or so north of Craon) is a curiosity well worth visiting. The entrance avenue is filled with strange sculptures even before entering the museum itself.