Château de Châteaubriant

The Château de Châteaubriant, classified as historical monument since 1921, is one of the most beautiful castles of the region, known for its numerous castles along the Loire. Built in the Middle Ages and completely revised at the time of the Renaissance, the castle is a remarkable monument to visit. The castle is Located a few kilometers at the north of Nantes, in the Loire-Atlantique department near the border of Brittany. The first traces of the Château de Châteaubriant dates from the tenth century.

This imposing fortress was used, at the time of its construction, to protect Brittany from France. The Château de Châteaubriand has the particularity of having a medieval part corresponding to the high court around a dungeon with a house for the Lord and the chaplain. Its also have a chapel inside the perimeter, doubly reinforced with half-round towers. We can also see a part dating from the Second Renaissance with a splendid palace (who is standing in the old barnyard), a ceremonial staircase and a unique facade for this period.

Today, the Château de Chateaubriand is mainly visited from outside. Some rooms are open to the public. They can be visited freely or with a guided tours. The monument can accommodate, during the summer, outodoor shows and exhibitions.

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