Pontivy

Less than a 20 minute drive will take you to the town of Pontivy, now a quiet market town where the River Blavet meets the Nantes-Brest canal, Pontivy was once the seat of one of Brittany's most powerful families before becoming one of Napoléon's ‘new towns'. Visit the castle then amble around the streets.

Pontivy is a mixed modern and old town, excellent Swimming Pool Complex with water slides, rapids, large pool for swimmers, and a pool for the kids, and great value too at around 5 euros per adult, the town holds a weekly market and has a canal running through it, also the town holds many restaurants, and shops, and large supermarkets

The main site in Pontivy is its château, which overlooks the River Blavet a short walk from the town centre. The present castle was built in 1485 by Viscount Rohan, whose aristocratic line dates back to 1120. The Rohan family seat has seen plenty of action during its 500-year history including being besieged during the Duchy of Brittany War of Independence in 1488 and taken over by Catholic forces during the French Wars of Religion in 1589. The château, which retains many original features, is open to the public and often stages art exhibitions.

Free parking in the town centre

Market day - Monday

Pontivy Chateau

Pontivy Chateau

Pontivy Chateau

Pontivy Chateau

Pontivy Pool Complex

Pontivy Pool Complex

Pontivy Pool Complex

Below - Pontivy Pool Complex - Layout Map

There is also a pool information website, click here to view Pontivy Pool Website

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