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Pontivy is a small town on the Nantes Brest canal but to say there is nothing to see is totally... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Brieze66
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Beautiful and well restored

Often the Chateau is free to enter other times you have to pay (not expensive). The rooms are huge... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
dave f
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

Pontivy is a small town on the Nantes Brest canal but to say there is nothing to see is totally incorrect. The town has some picturesque medieval streets and a lot of Napoleonic architecture. There are many small independent shops, a great market on Mondays,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

We just visited Pontivy. It was pretty much a disappointment. There really isn't much to see. The castle is being repaired. There are a couple of OK streets in the Old Town. And a church. Other than that, there is not much else to see....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Le château des Rohan in Pontivy is an imposing ancient edifice. It is currently closed due to major work to restore the courtyard which partially collapsed into the surrounding dry moat during torrential and persistent rain two years ago. The castle lacks comprehensive information inside...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Often the Chateau is free to enter other times you have to pay (not expensive). The rooms are huge massive fireplaces and windows. We visited when a Art and Craft exhibition was on - very good. There are no tours that I saw and don't...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Chateau des Rohan is great for English speakers as all notices are bilingual. Found in the center of Pontivy ( ivy bridge) on the Nantes to Brest canal. Pontivy was once known at Napoleonville, as Bonaparte tried to control the breadbasket of France by controlling...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I couldn't visit the interior as it was late, but exterior is very nice and so the gardens out of the walls. There was a sign indicating that conservation works were taking place, so I am not sure if it is visitable right now.

Date of experience: August 2016
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rockley200
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Response from Shirley M | Reviewed this property |
No, sorry, they're still working on it. The surrounds are quite nice with walks through the trees and the castle is impressive to see but you still can't get inside. Pontivy is a nice town though with beautiful flowers... More
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Zeynep Nilgun E
17 February 2017|
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Response from dave f | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you should be able to. They have allsorts of different exhibitions on. I don't have this years leaflet for Pontivy, but have visited in August/ September myself before
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