Château de Châteaugiron

Châteaugiron, France

Châteaugiron developed around its château from the 13th century onwards, becoming more prosperous towards the end of the Middle Ages as the canvas sail industry expanded. The town’s unique historic town centre is very well-preserved and features significant remains of the medieval fortress, renovated between 1450 and 1470 by Jean de Derval. Of the six original towers, four are still standing: the 38 metre high 13th-15th century keep, built independently of the château, the 14th-15th century clock tower, a belfry during the French Ancien Regime, and the 15th century watchtower and Cardinal’s tower, whose elevated patrol paths with machicolation projections has been preserved.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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www.brittanytourism.com

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Romain Ghx (3 months ago)
Magnificent castle! An exemplary renovation
Thuan Nguyen (7 months ago)
Beautiful castle and little town
Martial-Annie MANDON-BLOT (2 years ago)
A pleasant walk around a 1000-year-old medieval castle
BARET Didier (2 years ago)
Beautiful castle which now has beautiful huge ants as guardians of the towers.
Natalia Sannier (2 years ago)
A small medieval town with half-timbered houses and narrow streets that lead you into another era. The flea market atmosphere (September 8, 2019) gave a boost to this city frozen in time. The castle is under renovation but remains a must-see if you are around. The installation of two huge ants on one of the walls is curious and creates eclecticism compared to the dark style of the rest of the set.
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