Château du Guildo dates from the 11th century, when there was a fortified manor, probably made of wood. The stone castle was built in the 13th century in three phases. It was destroyed a century later and the new castle construction began in the late 1300s. Later it was restored as a living residence, but badly damaged in the late 1400s during the French-Breton War. The castle took part also to the Wars of Religion, when it was surrounded several times by Catholic League. This caused the final destruction Château du Guildo.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Ruins in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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sean tilling (2 years ago)
Fantastic ruins and nice views
danielle webster (2 years ago)
Great history, well kept grass around
Thomas Ratz (2 years ago)
Great ruin to discover some hidden passage to the past. Not a lot left but it's free and kids loved running around the place
SHAUN WHITTAKER (2 years ago)
Rare 11th century ruins to explore.
Kevin Lajoie (3 years ago)
This fort is currently being worked on (we visited summer 2017) and I forget the target completion date. Despite it being a partial building site, it is still fully accessible by the public which is something you just wouldn't get in Britain where health and safety is a sad part of life. Great views overlooking the Le Guildo inlet are to be had from the NW turret area. A car park is very close by with a short path leading to the site.
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