Château du Bois Orcan

Noyal-sur-Vilaine, France

Château du Bois Orcan dates from the 15th century. It has been returned to its original splendour following a full restoration. The rooms house an important collection of furniture and medieval objects that bear witness to the way of life in the era of Charles VIII and Anne of Bretagne. Close to the castle moat is the Jardin de la Fontaine de Vie: this is a garden of medieval proportions created by Alain Richert. The place’s unusually beauty is manifested in its three-part composition – the Cour d’amour (Court of Love), the Fontaine de Vie (Fountain of Life) and the Jardin de curiosités (Garden of Curiosities) – all of them places of olfactory and visual delight. The Bois Orcan also presents the Athanor, a mecca for the work of the internationally renowned French sculptor Etienne Martin (1913-1995).



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Peter Jewhow (14 months ago)
Very pretty place
Sylvie Lopes (15 months ago)
Lamentable when we arrive and the castle has been closed for 2 years for work and no information is put on the site and we come from the French Riviera ?
Joel Gourlez De Lamotte (18 months ago)
End of renaissance .... A must see.
Gilles Audoubert (2 years ago)
Magnificent place. Interrupted visits, cause covid.
Gilles Audoubert (2 years ago)
Magnificent place. Interrupted visits, cause covid.
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