Château du Taureau


The castle was built Taurus in 1542 at the initiative of the population of Morlaix who wanted a rampart to protect themselves from the English threat. It was considerably expanded in the eighteenth century by Vauban transformat the garrison in a place with the creation of housing for soldiers, a canteen, kitchen ... In the 18th century, the castle was transformed into a prison Taurus and hosted aristocrats arrested on "letters of stamps" and revolutionaries.

It was decommissioned in 1890 and occupied by the DCA during the German World War II. Abandoned, the castle is deteriorating rapidly. Driven by public opinion, the state decides to fund restoration work until 2006 and will opens this historical witness of the Bay of Morlaix visitors.


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