Forteresse de Largoët

Vannes
Brittany
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

With the highest keep in France, and its octagonal tower, this imposing fortress is a wondrous piece of medieval architecture. Also known as the Tours d'Elven, the towers were built in the 14th and 15th century, and the keep has a total of 177 steps to the top. See the reflections of the octagonal tower and the round tower in the castle pond and wonder at the monumental size of these incredible towers. The Earl of Richmond, later King Henry VII of England was held here in 1474.

 

Places to visit nearby

Located in Morbihan, on the Southern coast of Brittany, the fascinating city of Vannes is an intriguing mix of antiquity and urbanisation

Carnac in Brittany is a small town on the River Crac'h that is most famous for its wealth of pre-historic megalithic monuments, the Carnac Stones.

Pontivy in Brittany is a charming market town on the River Blavet, and the Nantes to Brest canal, that has medieval roots and became one of Napoleon's 'new towns' in the 19th century.

Nearby attractions

Relax by walking around these beautiful sculpted gardens along their 2km of walkways, or take the kids to enjoy the animal enclosure. There is also a sculpture park containing several interesting sculptures amongst the...

The striking cathedral of Vannes is the focal point of the ancient walled town. Of Gothic style and built in the place of the former Romanesque cathedral, sections of the cathedral have been built across 7 centuries as it was...

A beautiful 15th century mansion where Parliament once sat, this remarkable building is now a museum of archaeology and contains exhibits on the history of the city.