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17 Iconic Buildings to Explore in Brittany

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Brittany is the farthest west of the regions of Metropolitan France. It is named after the historic and geographic region of Brittany

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Iconic Buildings to Explore in Brittany

Castle Hunaudaye

A beautiful medieval castle which was built in the 13th century and it belongs to the Tournemine family at the heart of the forest in Côtes-d'Armor. Now the castle has been restored by the state and is now open for visitors. There are so many things to see in and around this castle and there is a 3D film to help you understand this fortress' history. It has been classified as a Historic Monument since 1922.

Château de Combourg

A majestic medieval castle which was the birthplace of writer François-René de Chateaubriand. it was constructed between the 12th and the 15th century to defend the Dol Cathedral. A guided tour of the castle described so vividly his Memoirs reveals the rich and tragic history of this illustrious family. One of the beautiful structures which shows light to the history of this area.

Château de Comper - Arthurian Centre

One of the beautiful castle which was located in the heart of Brittany which was famous for its collections. It has a vast collection of the imaginary world of Brocéliande, the Celtic world, medieval literature, romantic renewal, artistic creations, and contemporary collections. It was a forest castle in the olden ages at the Paimpont forest. Today, the castle is listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.

Château de Dinan

A majestic castle which was built in 1382 by John IV of Montfort, Duke of Brittany. It stands on the Medieval rampart of the town. It was an example of the ancient architecture of France and also it paves light to the ancient history of this area. The castle was listed for protection as a monument historique in 1886. It is owned by the commune and houses the local museum.

Château de Fougères

An impressive castle with a curtain wall and 13 towers. A beautiful architectural wonder which takes you to medieval times and tells the fascinating history of the fortress. The current castle dates from the 12th century and consists of three enclosures whose walls are dotted with towers. It was one of the main tourist attractions in this area and also a nice place which paves the way for the history of France.

Château de Kerjean

A majestic castle which was fortified inb the 16th century which was located close to the town of Saint-Vougay. It was built for members of the Barbier family. It was damaged during the french revolution and The building was taken into state care in 1911 and restored in the late 20th century. This castle was located in a 20-acre land and there is a beautiful park and there are so many architectural structures.

Château de La Roche Jagu

A 15th century beautifully fortified house which was located in the Ploëzal commune. owned and managed by the Council of the department of the Côtes-d'Armor who restored the castle in 1968. It also has a public park and there are so many exhibitions inside the castle and it is also a venue for concerts and other public events.

Château de Suscinio

A beautiful castle which lies in the village of SArzeau. The castle has started as a Seigneurial manor which was managing an agricultural estate, later it has enlarged. It was located in the middle of a natural park of richness and diversity of rare activities. This majestic area now consists of the moated castle, a ruined chapel, a dovecote, and a few ruined outbuildings. One of the nice locations to visit and it is quite interesting too.

château du Taureau

A majestic and beautiful chateau that was built in the 16th century. this building has begun its life as a defense and look-out, then became a prison, then a holiday home and a sailing school before nearly falling into ruin in the 1980s. It was classified as a historical monument by decree. One of the beautiful building which paves light to the history of France.

Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly

The Cité de la Voile Éric Tabarly is a multimedia exhibition center located in Lorient. This center is the only tourist site in Europe dedicated to ocean racing. It presents, in a lively and didactic way, the methods of construction of modern and older sailboats, as well as the stories and techniques of sailing.

Domain Trévarez

A famous castle which was located in the commune of Saint-Goazec in Finistère, in Brittany, France. It was built in the heart of 85 hectares of grounds and has been awarded France's '20th Century Heritage' label. A beautiful park and a botanical garden are also set in this place and they are listed on the Ministry's database and are open to the public. The chateau is also listed in the monument Historique by the French Ministry of Culture.

Josselin Castle

One of the beautiful and historic castles which was a nice example of the architectural intelligence of France and Its flamboyant gothic style is testimony to the feudal architecture of the Renaissance. It was Owned by the Rohan family, which is one of the oldest in Brittany. The castle remains a residence of Josselin de Rohan, fourteenth Duke of Rohan, who was President of the region of Brittany from 1998 to 2004.

La Ville Close

The closed city of Concarneau is a walled city of the xv th and xvi th centuries built on an island. It is the historic heart of the city of Concarneau which has gradually developed around the islet. There are so many shops which are old stone houses. you can wander through this island to study about this place.

Parlement de Bretagne

The Palace of the Parliament of Brittany is a major work of the seventeenth century. Classified as a Historical Monument, it is also one of the main tourist sites of the city which unfortunately almost disappeared during a great fire in 1994. Now it was fully restored and now houses the court of appeal. It is open every day to the public. One of the beautiful and majestic buildings in this area and it attracts a lot of tourists here.

Solidor Tower

The majestic Solidor tower was built from 1369 to 1382 on a rocky ledge overlooking the outlet of the Rance. It is a dungeon composed of three towers connected by curtain walls. Listed as a Historic Monument in 1886, the Solidor Tower has been home to the Long Course Museum and Cap Hornier since 1970. One of the main attractions in this area and it attracts a lot of tourists.

Tour Vauban

The Vauban tower is a defensive polygonal tower built on a master plan by Vauban and erected on the Sillon at Camaret-Sur-Mer, of which it appears on the coat of arms. It is a prototype of the best restored of boxes at sea in battery low and turn groove built by Vauban, with the original plaster that covers, made from crushed brick.

Vitre Chateau

Locally known as Chateau de Vitre which lies in the center of town which was built of wood in the year 1000. Later it was modified with stone. This fortification is one of the first medieval buildings of this kind and it is listed as a French historical monument. A Romanesque style doorway still survives from this building which tells about the ancient history of this building.

Map of Iconic Buildings to explore in Brittany