Castels of Brittany

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the castel of the dukes of brittany

The castle of the Dukes of Brittany is a beautiful architectural ensemble consisting of a wall of the fifteenth century and various buildings built between the fourteenth to the eighteenth century.

After ducal residence of Francis II and the Duchess Anne, the castle became a royal fortress, the seat of the governor of Nantes and royal prison and barracks from the eighteenth century.

Now owned by the city of Nantes since 1915, the castle has been greatly renovated recently and it now houses a museum dedicated to the history of Nantes.

It is classified historical monument since 1840.

THE CASTEL OF Kerguéhennec

Kerguéhennec Castle is a castle of the eighteenth century in the north of Vannes.

This castle was built in 1710 by architect Olivier Delourme on behalf of two Swiss financial wealthy, Hogguer brothers, shareholders of the East India Company.

It now houses a contemporary art center and a cultural center.

This castle is classified as historical monuments since 1988.

It is commonly called "Versailles Breton."

THE CASTEL OF Rosanbo

Built on the foundations of a thousand years, Rosanbo castle is raised above the valley Bo.

Hence the origin of its name which means in Breton rock on Bo.

Large square built on six centuries and surrounded by a field, it is one of the largest castles in Britain.

In the same family since the fourteenth century, the visit revived their surroundings illustrated by historical memories.

In the heart of Trégor, the castel of Rosanbo défy time and illustrates several centuries of history of France.

the castel of Bourbansais

Le château de la Bourbansais was built in the sixteenth century on the site of an ancient Gallo-Roman villa and was enlarged in the eighteenth century. It is one of the most harmonious of great Breton castles with pavilions Mansard.


For three generations, Huart, advisors Parliament of Brittany, were pleased to embellish and adorn the great French garden. Buildings from different eras and characters, are added to each other in a growing interest.

The castle is listed as a historic monument since 1959.

The castle is completed by the zoo of Bourbansais.

THE CASTEL OF Josselin

Josselin is a small town character, famous for its imposing castle.

With its medieval houses and its castle on the Oust, Josselin is a tourist mecca.

Walking in the French garden with the beautiful interior façade of the castle is a magical moment.

It is the former residence of the Dukes of Rohan.

THE CASTEL OF ROHAN

Mainly built between 1479 and 1502, le château des Rohan is typical of Breton military architecture from the late fifteenth century.

The plan irregular quadrilateral flanked by round towers is Philippian type (of King Philip Augustus of France, initiated the construction of the fortress of the Louvre in Paris).

Only two towers now remain. The third was destroyed in the nineteenth century and the original existence of the fourth is still the subject of questions.

The castle houses a permanent installation of the contemporary Japanese artist Koki Watanade and a composition dedicated to sculptor Gaston Schweitzer.

Every summer the castle hosts temporary exhibitions on various themes.

THE CASTEL OF BREST

The castle of Brest is the oldest monument in the city of Brest.

It is located at the mouth of the Penfeld the heart of one of the largest harbors in the world.

Roman castellum to Vauban citadel until today, the castle has been more than seventeen centuries of history.

He maintained throughout the period of its original purpose military fortress and remains today a strategic site of the first importance, which made ​​him the oldest castle in the world still in operation.

Its structure has never ceased to be revised during its history to guard against any land or sea attack.

Its eclectic architecture is the result of a continuous adaptation of his defense in the evolution of siege techniques and weapons.

The castle is the subject of a classification as historical monuments since March 21, 1932.

THE CASTEL OF BRETESCHE

The castle is the subject of a registration as a historic monument since 1926.

Former residence of the Barons de la Roche-Bernard, until the revolution of 1789, the Bretesche takes its name from "BRETECHIA" which is a defense structure outside (overlooking the main gate of a castle to defend the entrance ).

Restored in the fourteenth century by Raoul de Montfort, the Bretesche becomes the century a fortress surrounded by a fortified wall, a defensive system considered essential to national security.

The site is also a place to stay the Dukes of Brittany. Francis and Francis II will stay and hunt in the forest of 1100 hectares.

Today is a great relay and castles.

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If you go to holidays in Brittany, you must consider the formula of hiring a minibus car with driver. This is an opportunity to visit some castles in Brittany !

Brittany offers indeed many castles and fortresses, as well as on its shores and land. A car hire with an accompanying driver is the best idea to visit the rich history of this region.

A minibus car hire with driver lets you travel quickly and effectively in Brittany.