FERRY & HOTEL
Hotel du Château, Josselin
France > Brittany > JOSSELIN
The attractive medieval town of Josselin has bags of history and some pretty impressive splendours, one of the most important of which is its basilica - if you have the energy the climb of over 100 steps to the top ofthe belltower is well worth the effort for the lovely views over the town. Another popular highlight is the 12thC turreted château which is open for visits from April to October. Built by the Rohan family, it is still owned and lived in by their descendents. The converted stables house a fascinating doll museum and a tour of the well maintained gardens provides a lovely way to pass a warm sunny afternoon. Beautiful half timbered houses line the cobbled streets of the old town which is packed with tempting gift shops, pavement cafés, bars and bistros, and on Saturday there is a lively farmers' market that sells everything from cheese to live chickens. A warm welcome awaits you at this aptly named hotel which is in a lovely position alongside the Nantes-Brest canal and has fabulous views of the château opposite. It has an excellent restaurant where the menu is bursting with classic French dishes and a good buffet breakfast starts the day. Bedrooms are simple and the décor isn’t the most up to date but they are comfortable and have complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. Hotel garage approx. 10€/night.
Restaurant closed Fri/Sat/Sun (Oct-Mar).