Château de Montmarin

Pleurtuit, France

Château de Montmarin was built in 1760 by Aaron Magon, Squire of the Château du Bosq. It is the only 'Malouiniè' (the typical 18th century summer résidence of rich ship-owners and merchants from Saint-Malo) to be located on th left bank of the Rance, with a magnificent panoramic view across the estuary. An Imposing classic gateway opens on to the Court of Honor ornemented by a splendid 18th century fountain in white Carrare marble. The restrained classicism of the entrance side of the housse is in striking conytrast with the fanciful Louis XV elegance of the main façade facing the Rance with its pavilions rooped in the shape open upturned.

The 6 hestares park is praised by the writers of the period, Madame de Genlis, and Chateaubriand, slopes gently down to the Rance in a series of terraces. In front of the house, the French formal garden, pratically unchanged since the day it was designed, overlooks the park, laid out in 1885 in the English style, with its historic trees, wide lawns, thickets, rock-garden, ans flowering borders.Each year, new varieties of plants and trees are added to already considerable collection.

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Founded: 1760
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in France

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Jean-Pascal MAGNIER (13 months ago)
The Montmarin area is superb. We walked peacefully. The gardener explained to us why he was closing the vegetable garden (the box trees have a disease that can contaminate the entire vegetable garden by putting its spores on our clothes if we touch them). In addition, in June it is quieter. The flowers are gorgeous. It really is a place to visit. Friendly welcome.
Jean-Paul Dessalles (2 years ago)
Very pretty gardens overlooking the Rance, to be visited at your own pace to enjoy the views, the peace and nature.
The cat (2 years ago)
The Domaine de Montmarin is a pretty Malouinière between Dinard and Saint Malo in a remarkable park. Terraces go down to the Rance with superb views. One can observe a great diversity of trees, shrubs, hydrangeas, agapantes and many others are to be discovered. It is a nice place to visit.
Arnaud Deniel (6 years ago)
Un cadre merveilleux pour un mariage inoubliable. Tout le monde a pu profiter du jardin à la française et de la superbe vue Rance pendant le cocktail, ainsi que des balades dans les jardins le lendemain et de la visite du potager avec Thibault. Un grand merci à lui et à sa famille pour leur accueil et leur disponibilité. Je recommande vivement.
carine martin (6 years ago)
Magnifique endroit, très beaux jardins avec une vue imprenable sur la Rance. Merci Thibault pour votre accueil chaleureux. Votre potager est superbe !
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