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.Put Chateau de Trecesson into our Campeneac road trip tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Chateau de Trecesson Reviews
Ne vous attendez pas à visiter ce château avec ses contes et légendes car il est privé et ne se visite pas. Toutefois, l'extérieur est à voir tout de même (cela ne prendra que quelques minutes de votr... more »Don't expect not to visit this castle with its tales and legends because it is private and cannot be visited. However, the outside is to see everything the same (it will take only a few minutes of your time). It is well maintained and one can imagine the tales unfold before your eyes, the environment you helping (especially a very cloudy rainy day).
Château médiéval, (non visité à l'intérieur) ce lieu est hors du temps - j'imaginais des chevaliers sortir du château sur leur destrier ; c'était presque magique même si subjectif - je m'en fichais, j... more »Medieval castle (not visited inside) this place is out of time - I imagined Knights out of the castle on their Steed; It was almost magical even if subjective - I could care less, I was spellbound
Enlevez le panneau monument historique sur la RN 24 arrivés sur place le chateau est beau mais on ne peut pas l'approcher. Quelle intérêt de le signaler aux touristes more »Remove the historical monument on the RN 24 Panel arrived at the scene the castle is beautiful but can not approach it. What interest to tourists
It's beautifull but it's a private propriety! Too bad for the lovers of old houses...
Beautiful Castle, wish I'd be the lucky owner who lives there!
Closed. Nice castle but not worth the ride as it’s closed.
Unfortunately closed to the public for 2015 but beautiful looking castle. If you have a trip near by worth the visit
Beautiful castle, too bad is closed during winter.
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