Chateau de Tonquedec
When we visited the Chateau de Tonquedec or ‘The Castle of Tonquedec’ my first reaction was that if it were in the UK it would probably qualify for a lottery grant.
It is apparently classified as a ruin, but the castle walls stand firm amidst the original moat and is surrounded by beautiful countryside, woodland and the calm, flowing waters of nearby rivers and the lake adjacent to the Chateau entrance.
In French, ‘Chateau’ means castle, but many of the chateau’s in France resemble country mansions rather than the traditional British castle. But this one is different, there is a medieval feel to the place, you almost expect a drawbridge to come down and meet you. There are turrets and slits in the wall that were used by archers many years ago.
Although the chateau is classified as ruin, it does however host functions such as weddings and is sometimes used as a film location.
The chateau is located in the Cote d’Armor department in Brittany, and dates back to the 12th Century. These days it is owned by descendants of the original builders of the castle.
Well worth a visit, easy and pleasant journey, only 10 minutes from Lannion, 10 mins from Plouaret and is well sign posted.
For any booking details telephone 0033-6-18-15-34-99
Map showing Chateau de Tonquedec
Photos of Chateau de Tonquedec