Château de Combourg

Combourg, France

The original castle on the site of current Château de Combourg was built around 1025 by Archbishop Guinguené, who gave it to his illegitimate brother Riwallon. Major alterations were made between the 15th and 19th centuries. The castle consists of four large, powerful buildings of dressed granite, with crenellations and machicolations, enclosing a rectangular courtyard. In each corner of this massive fortress is a round tower, also with crenellations and machicolations, with conical roofs. In 1761, the Chateaubriand family acquired the property and it was the childhood home of François-René de Chateaubriand (1768–1848).

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D794 2-8, Combourg, France
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Founded: 1025
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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4.2/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Rastko Rafael Kozlevcar (2 years ago)
Very François René de Chateaubriand venue. The famous writer and politician (1768-1848) spent 10 years in his youth there so it's the very must see place for all his fans like me.
Duncan (2 years ago)
The tour is limited and hard to follow for foreigners. They could use an audio app for their tours. Because the tour is in French and it’s a very good guide with a good story line. Try out MAPO guides or something like the British museum. Lot’s of options.
John Strauss (2 years ago)
I would have given it a 3 star, but the interiors were amazing. The tour had 20+ people in small rooms. The guide gave written material for those who don't speak French, but there was a lot less information.
Cathy Melly (2 years ago)
Beautiful castle and surrounding parkland. Worthwhile to visit and also the charming town of Combourg.
RicardoAvocado (3 years ago)
A stunning Castle in the heart of Bretagne’s Ille-et-Vilaine department, with the oldest parts dating back to the XII Century. For many years the home of celebrated French writer François-René du Châteaubriant
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