Brittany’s shores are bustling with an array of spectacular castles.
At one time, these charming castles helped defend Brittany from invaders, but now they ‘re renowned more for their beauty than their military brawn.
From resplendent royal residences, to medieval forts, Brittany is home to them all. And these are among the best attractions the region has to offer.
Want to know more? Then check out our guide to some of Brittany’s most delightful castles – enjoy!
Chateau de Josselin
This charming castle is a truly incredible sight to behold.
This medieval fortress has stood on the banks of the Oust River, in the heart of the town of Josselin, since the 12th century. And remarkably, it has now been the home of its original founders, the Rohan family, for almost a thousand years!
From its richly decorated interiors to its spectacular grounds, this extraordinary castle is a real treat to explore. The chateau is brimming with treasures, including an array of amazing art works, fine furniture and awe inspiring antiques.
The outside of the building is just as impressive as the inside too! The castles tree-filled grounds and formal gardens are the perfect complement to its glorious facade and are a wonderful spot for a relaxing stroll.
Fort La Latte
Brittany is also home to a number of spectacular coastal castles. But by far the most dramatic of these is the Fort La Latte.
This fairy tale fort was built during the 14th century and sits atop a rugged cliff top, high above the sea. The castle is separated from the mainland by large fissures in the rock and can only be reached by two drawbridges.
Cross these, and you will feel as though you have been transported into a whole new world of magic and myth.
Chateau de Fougeres
The fabulous Chateau de Fougeres is one of Frances greatest medieval castles.
The castle cuts an imposing figure and at one time played a key role in the defence of Brittany. The castle consists of three enclosures, who’s walls are strewn with a series of impressive towers.
From the castles resplendent ramparts you can enjoy panoramic views over the surrounding cityscape. Make sure to discover the captivating secrets of this magnificent monuments history too, as trust us, it’s really rather fascinating!
This impressive fortress was reportedly one of the favoured residences of the Dukes of Brittany, and it’s easy to see why!
Abandoned during the 15th century, the castle has been recently resorted and returned to its former glory, and is now open to visitors too!
The castle is famed for its amazing architecture and majestic moat. And that not all, the castle lies in a spectacular setting too, amongst the wild marshlands, located near the Gulf of Morbihan.
All told, a trip to this royal residence makes for a fantastic day out and will leave you both enthralled, and entertained.
So there we have it, a brief guide to some of Brittany’s most beautiful castles.
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