"Chateau Josselin" Josselin Things to Do Tip by black_mimi99

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by black_mimi99

The castle is in the centre of the town of Josselin. Perhaps the most remarkable feature of the chateau is that the Rohan family have owned the chateau for more than 500 years, including twice being ordered to demolish large parts of the castle, and having persistently rebuilt the chateau after each major event.

Although there has been a castle here since the first half of the 11th century (1008, to be exact) the original castle was destroyed by King Henry II in 1168, when the English were trying to claim Brittany as their territory. Construction of the current castle started around 1173.

To bad when we arrived here it was 12pm, so the chateau is closed, and it say that the garden is a 'French style' garden and an 'English style' garden.

For more information of this chateau and the open hour, can visit the chateau website.

Website: http://www.chateaujosselin.fr/en/

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  • Updated Oct 12, 2011
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