Châteaugiron Castle

Rennes
Brittany
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Rising over the pretty town of Châteaugiron, named as a small town of character, Chateaugiron castle is a wonderfully preserved medieval fortress. Renovated between 1450 and 1470 by Jean de Derval, 4 out of the previous 6 towers are still standing - the 13th-15th century keep, the 15th century watchtower, the 14th-15th century clock tower and the Cardinal's tower with its elevated patrol paths.

Why not take the 150 steps to the top of the château's bell tower where Henrietta, the château bell, still resides? You'll get a great view across the town and countryside.

Places to visit nearby

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Nearby attractions

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