Château du Dourdy

Loctudy, France

Château du Dourdy was built in 1913 and is surrounded by 22-hectare grounds bordering the Pont l'Abbé river. Today it is a hotel and camping site.

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Le Dourdy, Loctudy, France
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Founded: 1913
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in France

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www.brittanytourism.com

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3.9/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Martine Bervas (3 years ago)
LIEU superbe pour mariage
zhoum bervas martine (3 years ago)
Très beau lieu à visiter et top pour les mariages
Nathalie Crusson (3 years ago)
Endroit très calme (trop calme), logement trop petit . Les extérieurs ne sont pas entretenus ( mauvaise herbes devant les logements ) les toitures très abîmés , pas de télévisions. Le personnel est sympas.
Nicole Freilich (3 years ago)
C'est plutôt le chemin qui va de Loctudy à Pont l'abbé. .. 7 km environ à pied ... Un dolmen " pain de sucre", des oiseaux, un chemin tout doux qui amène au coeur de Pont l'Abbé et du port. Très joli. Un bout de Bretagne à voir si vous marchez un peu... tout plat !
Vanessa Morin (3 years ago)
Tres beau site pour adulte et enfants
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