Château du Guildo

Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer, France

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: Miscellaneous historic sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)


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Michele Whitehouse (14 months ago)
It's an incredible site steeped in history overlooking the's like being transported back in time...Good explanations in French, English and Braille...
Lior Embon (16 months ago)
Beautiful views. Very well marked and explained by signs (in English and French) that tell the history and orient the visitor. Very well worth a visit while you're in this beautiful peninsula.
d d (16 months ago)
Beautiful fortress with epic view of the sea.
Andrea Torri (3 years ago)
Not too much to see...
Spencer Watts (4 years ago)
A shadow of its former self. Much better when it was left as a natural ruin and without the tour guides.
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