Château du Taureau

Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Originally built by the residents and traders of Morlaix to protect the town from the English in 1544, the Château du Taureau has changed its purpose several times during its lifetime. In the 18th century it was fortified by Vauban and expanded to accommodate the officers and soldiers stationed here. In 1721 it became a prison which was decommissioned in 1890 and it has since been used as a summer residence and a sailing school before being restored in 2006 and opened to the public. Today, you can walk around the battlements, discover the officers quarters, and admire the stunning views all around the bay. Guided tours and themed tours are available in French but there are bilingual signs around the château in French and English.

Places to visit nearby

St Pol de Léon in Brittany is an historic town known for its religious heritage and the vegetable farming around the town, which made it one of the largest market-garden regions in Europe.

Roscoff is a picturesque fishing village on the North coast of Brittany and is an idyllic introduction to Brittany's rustic charms.

Morlaix in Brittany is a medieval town famous for its 19th century viaduct, charming 16th century half-timber houses and the beautiful Bay of Morlaix.

Nearby attractions

Situated on the Kernéléhén peninsula in the Finistère-Nord region, the Barnenez Cairn is a truly exceptional megalithic site.

The Cathedral St Paul Aurelian is one of St Pol de Léon's most famous landmarks.

The Kreisker chapel has the highest spire in all of Brittany and is a beautiful Romanesque chapel in St Pol de Léon.