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Chateau de Trecesson, Campeneac

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The Château de Trécesson is a medieval castle in the Brittany region of France. It is located in the commune of Campénéac near the Paimpont forest and on the edge of the military camp of Coëtquidan. It is a private property.ArchitectureThe castle's imposing reddish schist walls are reflected in the waters of the lake which surrounds it. The front gate is reached by a bridge which spans the moat. The entry is guarded by an imposing gatehouse flanked by two narrow towers on corbelling, joined together by an old gallery with machicolations. On the right, a long almost windowless frontage, covered with a steep slate roof, ends in a hexagonal corner tower. Around the trapezoidal inner courtyard, to the right is a corps de logis of more recent vintage, undoubtedly 18th century; and on the left stand the domestic buildings, protected by a watchtower on the exterior facade, and a small 15th century seigneurial chapel.It has been listed since 1922 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.HistoryThe origin of Trécesson castle is lost in the mists of time. It was mentioned as the seat of the lords of Ploërmel and Campénéac from the 8th century. The Trécesson family is documented since the 13th century and its first known representative was the knight Jean de Trécesson, whose grandson was Constable of Brittany in the 14th century. Tradition places the construction of the site at the end of the 14th century, but it is more probable that the castle, in its present position, dates from the 15th century. At that time, around 1440, the last Trécesson heiress married Éon de Carné. He and his son François added the name of Trécesson to their own and undertook the transformation and rebuilding of the château.
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  • It is rarely open but park outside and enjoy the view and walk over the bridge and watch the fish jumping in the lake.  more »
  • The Chateau is only open to the public for a very limited number of days in the year, so do not expect a tour of the building. However, it is an a magnificent setting, and is largely unspoiled by any ...  more »
  • A beautiful little château, nestled in pretty countryside beneath a lovely oak wood. Just stopping to take a picture is uncomplicated and rewarding, and if you have a few spare euro and can understand...  more »
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  • Beautiful castle, too bad is closed during winter.
  • Unfortunately closed to the public for 2015 but beautiful looking castle. If you have a trip near by worth the visit
  • Magnificent. Unfortunately one cannot visit the park or inside. But this is may be because of this that he keeps a share of mystery and avoids of tourists!
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  • Very very nice site and great hiking trails. A small disappointment as places not open to the public. It's really nice to go and take a peek!
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  • Beautiful well maintained Castle place of legend of the White Lady
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