The château de Rosanbo, or the Castle of Rosanbo is located between Plouaret and Saint-Michel-en-Greve, the nearest town being Lanvellec.
Finding The Rosanbo château should be easy because there are sign posts all over the area, but be vigilant as you draw nearer to the location – even with a sat-nav, because the immediate entrance from the main road only has a small indicative placard, so it’s easy to miss.
From there a short drive down a twisty lane brings you to the gated archway of the château.
The Rosanbo château dates back many centuries as the existing structure was built on ancient foundations, and then upgraded over the years. It has been in the same family since the 14th century.
As you step in through the gate, past the gift shop on the left, you’ll enjoy the magnificent sweep of the grey stone chateau on the left which, married with the pink and blue splendour of the surrounding Hydrangeas, makes for an immediate photo opportunity.
Walking through the archway to the castle reveals a quadrangle within the chateau. Further along there are outbuildings, one of which, probably a former stable, is set up as a potential function room, except for the fact that the seating areas are separated from each other.
On the other side of the gravel drive is the start of the superb gardens. These were originally created by Achille Duchêne, who was a well known French garden designer mostly used by the French high society.
The beautiful gardens go on and on and are inter-linked with each other. There are areas with fine statues and manicured lawns. Definitely worth a visit.
These days the chateau benefits from donations and daily tours around the estate. At the present time the chateau isn’t available for wedding receptions, or large catered functions, but I’m sure that they are open to the idea of being featured as part of a film location or similar.
For further details of the château de Rosanbo please call 0033 2 96 35 18 77