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Châteaux in Brittany, a Medieval anchoring on the Atlantic shores

Buying a château in Brittany is like throwing an anchor along the Atlantic coastline in a Medieval homestead whose patrimony encounters history.

Châteaux in Brittany, a Medieval anchoring on the Atlantic shores

Summary

Morbihan, Finistère, Côtes d'Armor, Ille-et-Vilaine, these 4 departements in the Western part of France regroup hundreds of Medieval homesteads with Celtic allures. Bordered by 2,700 kilometers of coastline, the former dukedom shelters solid buildings, mixing slate roofs and thick walls throughout its countryside, but also along its rivers and its bays of granite. All the more good reasons to buy a château in Brittany.

A province meshed with noble strongholds

Independent from the kingdom of France until 1532, this territory with a very strong personality comprises a great number of fortresses. In Brest, Lorient, Saint-Malo, Rennes, Pornic, Saint-Brieuc, Lannion, Quimper, Vannes, Concarneau, Douarnenez, Dinan, Roscoff, Morlaix or Guingamp, their silhouettes stand up under a Brittany sky that showcases many colors as the days go by. However, be careful they occasionally welcome film sets…

The château life of a millennial Brittany

Some of them are actually protected as historical monuments. These majestic stone vessels, conveying severe beauty, have preserved their soul of yesteryear. They are sometimes the object of legends. Living between their walls entails a timeless experience, where it's easy to imagine one's self as the knight or the princess of a domain filled with daily emotions, offering a unique real estate patrimony. Amongst the châteaux for sale in France, these address themselves to the lovers of a very special era and a region unlike any other, featuring landscapes branded with their imprint.

In the fiefdoms of a land filled with character

Most of them are very well preserved. In a dominating position, they had, indeed, an important military function, with high murals, robust foundations and strong dungeons in order to be weatherproof, resist invasions and watch over the frontiers of Mayenne and Normandy. This protective belt of strongholds, known as the "Marches de Bretagne", comprises these impregnable citadels, which later on became venues of power and the residences of Brittany nobility. Inside their walls, courts were installed, without ostentation, but with lodgings worthy of great  palaces.  Buying a château in Lannion, La Trinité-sur-Mer, Loudéac, Nantes, Laval or Pont-Aven will be a commitment to partake in the history of a flamboyant region that safekeeps its essential values, its folklore and its gastronomy, without yielding anything to trends and passing time.

The Brittany peninsula as heritage

Average price of a château in Brittany €1,295,922 .

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