"See a great castle in inner Brittany,Josselin" Josselin by gwened

Josselin Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 104 photos

A castle of many tells and stories

even a museum of puppets inside, and wonderful gardens, need to come its great, just next to the canal Nantes Brest.

the Chateau de Josselin, still in private hands of the family of Rohan-Chabot, who occupied the first floor, been the street level floor open to the public for 8€ for adults.
There are wonderful gardens,and a nice puppet museum or Musée des Poupées on rue des Trente entrance. For me it is the castle, a wonderfully kept and maintained property which shows why the owners still live there. There were actually 9 towers most destroyed because the original Rohan were protestants calvinists and when they lost to king Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu in return destroyed them. The remaining tower or tour isolée or isolated tower was once used as a prison and still remain detach from the castle. You visit the castle by going right in from of the chapel at Place de la Congrégation, and then go thru a door that makes pass over the levy bridge of old into the castle property proper.

historical doves of St Martin

wonderful homes from old, in wood,in inner old city very nice quaint walks

Canal Nantes Brest

one of the engineering marvels carving a canal from the rivers, from Nantes to Brest covering the Breton lands. Here you can see as it passes thru city center wonderful

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:history of France and great shopping and sights
  • Cons:need a car
  • In a nutshell:A wonderful fairy tale castle along a canal
  • Last visit to Josselin: Aug 2012
  • Intro Updated Aug 7, 2012
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  • himalia11's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    This really looks live a nice place with all the old houses. I hope we'll make it to Josselin by boat later this year!

    • gwened's Profile Photo
      Jul 13, 2014 at 11:42 AM

      you will be delighted is one of the nicest town and since it is inland not visited as it should. thanks for stopping by.Cheers

  • Roadquill's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Hi Pedro, cool little town... I am taking it easy today at the beach in Malibu, recovering from some minor sports surgery...Karl

  • gwened's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    my pleasure

  • Aitana's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Hi Pedro, a nice place to visit. Thanks for sharing.

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