Château de Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier

Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier, France

The ruins of the castle of Saint-Aubin-of-Cormier point out a significant event of Breton history. Affected by the catch of Saint-Aubin, François II, Duke of Brittany, an army of 11000 men constitutes to take again the places. During the famous battle of July 28, 1488, the French troops embank their adversaries. This event announces the end of independence of Brittany which will concretize itself with the marriage Anne of Brittany and Charles VIII. Having lost its defensive interest, the castle was going to be destroyed, except the face is keep, turned towards France winner. The fortress included a whole of 10 turns including one formidable keep and formed a quadrilateral of 100 meters out of 30. There remains only the northern half of the keep and the bases of the others turns. One also finds some scraps of the main building and the wall of the vault. The external enclosure, integrated now in constructions of the borough, keeps the trace of three grosses towers in half-moon and the southern rampart which dominates the pond.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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www.casteland.com

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Yoldan izler (7 months ago)
I did not have the opportunity to visit the inside because it is currently closed for restoration, but it is as beautiful as its surroundings.
Lionel Garoche (10 months ago)
The place is under construction with 800 years of history to get a makeover. The site with the pond, the campsite and a nearby wood is perfect for family walks and picnics. The city is very authentic with a lot of small shops and craftsmen
M Priebe (2 years ago)
Very nice, large ruin worth seeing. You can still imagine exactly what it must have been like in the past.
Angelique LECOURTIER (3 years ago)
Very nice soothing and relaxing walk.
Nathalie Hauchard (3 years ago)
Superb pond, games for children in the trees. Restful corner. Very pretty.
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