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Chateau de Josselin

Place de la Congregation, Josselin, France
+33 2 97 22 36 45
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Enchanting Chateau in Britanny

We heard many English speaking locals in this part of France. In our visit to my sister-in-law now... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MijnlieverdFH
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Amsterdam
Dramatic river-side chateau

The most dramatic views of the Chateau de Josselin are indeed from the river. We paid the 9 Euro... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
JohnStott89
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Corsham, United Kingdom
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Josselin castle, a visit not to be missed ... Imagine a fairytale castle, whose tree majestic toweres dominate the river below. Concealed behind the massive fortress walls you will find the exquisite, flamboyant Gothic and Renaissance facade of a ducal palace. Here the very history of Brittany was forged. It is a place of legend and magic. Still the home of the Rohan family after 1000 years, in the public rooms restored in the 19th century, you will see a unique collection of furniture and paintings.
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  • Average24%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“the river” (16 reviews)
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Place de la Congregation, Josselin, France
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+33 2 97 22 36 45
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Reviewed yesterday

We heard many English speaking locals in this part of France. In our visit to my sister-in-law now living in Corcoret, before traveling back to the Far East, they brought us to this nice small medieval town of Josselin. The Chateau is the main attraction....More

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 5 days ago

The most dramatic views of the Chateau de Josselin are indeed from the river. We paid the 9 Euro admission price for the guided tour and access to the grounds. The frontage of the residence is architecturally impressive, but the tour covers only 4 of...More

Thank JohnStott89
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was dissapointed in the visit, only allowed in the lower rooms and these were not as impressive as the outside of the building would lead you to believe.

Thank lynne2210
Reviewed 1 week ago

Originally a fortress, the castle was partially razed by Henry II of England back in the days when the English crown owned large chunks of France. Since then it has survived many wars and revolutions and was substantially restored with a neo-gothic interior. The rooms...More

Thank jazzers45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Chateau De Josselin with my parents on a 2 day visit to the area. It is a magnificent location both inside and outside. The tour inside gives you a fantastic insight into the background of the castle. But I really think the wall...More

Thank TheAistearLife
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Spent 2.5 hours in the garden with a short tour of the house. Unfortunately all tours in June are conducted solely in French; this was not mentioned when we paid for the tickets so whilst we could see the four rooms that were on show...More

Thank Tigerdiver
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Don't miss a visit to Josselin if you are exploring Brittany .Beautiful setting but worth paying the entrance fee alone to see the softer courtyard side of the chateau , yes the tour is in French but not too long and the information sheet in...More

Thank BandCtravellers
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Beautiful Chateau in the centre of town, nice gardens. Guided Tours of the Chateau are in French, but English brochures are available. Only the ground floor of the Chateau is open to the public. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank BryMan
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I was absolutely blown away by the gradeur and scale of the castle along the river in Josselin. The gardens are gorgeous and well maintained. Every detail of the castle rich and exciting to look at and draw or take pictures of. I'd have to...More

1  Thank Jack A
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The chateau is very imposing and the town is interesting with a weekly market and small restaurants which serve lunch at very reasonable prices. There is a lovely walk along the river beneath the majestic ramparts.

Thank mlhunt51
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Pholloway5
4 May 2015|
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Response from Château d | Property representative |
Good morning, I'm sorry but they're not bus or train between Josselin and Pornic. But if you want, you can go to Rennes by bus, then you have a train between Rennes and Nantes, and finally you have a train between Nantes and... More
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