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.Make Chateau de Trecesson part of your personalized Campeneac itinerary using our Campeneac vacation trip planner.
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MarionargentieriAugust 15, 2017
Magnifique demeure avec son reflet dans l'eau calme qui l'entoure. Malheureusement nous avons été déçue de ne pas pouvoir y pénétrer. more »Magnificent with its reflection in the calm water which surrounds it. Unfortunately we were disappointed not being able to enter.
xavierc81August 9, 2017
Un beau site à voir de l'extérieur puisque l'on ne peut pas le visiter. Par contre, il devient exceptionnel lorsque onu sommes accompagnés d'un guide aux talents de conteur! ( se renseigner auprès de ... more »A beautiful site to see from the outside since you cannot visit it. On the other hand, it becomes exceptional when United Nations are accompanied by a guide to the talents of storyteller! (inquire with the office of tourism of Paimpont)
CHRICHRI AJuly 28, 2017
Bon ok un peu frustrant car le château ne se visite pas mais cela vaut le coup d’œil et la peine de faire un petit détour. On se gare facilement et la vue est agréable. Une petite pensée aux propriéta... more »Well ok a bit frustrating because the Castle does not visit but it's worth the look and worth making a detour. We parked easily and the view is nice. A little thought to the owners for whom it must be still painful to see cars turned on the edge of the area: it is transformed for a few minutes in paparazzi! And judging by the many signs: "private property", we guess that for some, the hidden paparazzi soul was stronger than the reason! Otherwise a hiking trail leads straight to this mysterious Castle.
EifucekaAugust 19, 2017
It's beautifull but it's a private propriety! Too bad for the lovers of old houses...
LarissaJuly 31, 2017
Beautiful Castle, wish I'd be the lucky owner who lives there!
Martijn SnelsJuly 26, 2017
Closed. Nice castle but not worth the ride as it’s closed.
Zuzi HuttonJuly 24, 2015
Unfortunately closed to the public for 2015 but beautiful looking castle. If you have a trip near by worth the visit
Charles Bonneau-ParquerNovember 9, 2016
Beautiful castle, too bad is closed during winter.
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