Josselin

Less than 20 minutes away is the very picturesque medieval town of Josselin, The main attraction is its Chateau and doll museum with its three majestic towers dominating La Vallee de L'Oust, and its splendid flamboyant gothic facade, medieval timber framed buildings

Lovely canal for walks, fantastic church with free entry to climb the tower and view the town and Chateau, Cafes, Restaurants, Bars, Banks, Post office, Small boat and kayak hire along the canal and Gift shops this makes Josselin and must for a visit

About the vast fortress of Josselin, built in XIe century, was rebuilt by Olivier de Clisson in XIVe century. At the end of XVe century, Alain de Rohan and Jean II work with embellishment of their castle. One owes them the frontage of blazing style, prefiguration of the Breton rebirth, which contrasts with the turns and defensive walls. The interior, restored at the XIXe century, shelters rare parts of furniture. The castle belongs since the origin to the family of the dukes of Rohan. To have a good sight of the castle, to place itself on the Sainte-Croix bridge which spans Oust. The cliff of the walls is seizing. The building presents here under its aspect of fortress, with high towers, courtines and machicolations.

Josselin market day - Saturday morning

Our Fishing Lake is also located here in Josselin, you are welcome to park at the lake and then stroll into the town from the lake, it is a level walk of 20 minutes along the canal path

The Chateau is open for visitors at the following times (2017 opening times)

From 1st April to 14th July

The Castle and the Doll museum are opened everyday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

From 15th July to 31st August

The Castle and the Doll museum are opened everyday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In September

The Castle and the Doll museum are opened everyday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

In October

The Castle and the Doll museum are opened week-ends until the 31st october from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Closed to individual visitors from the 1st November 2017 to first week-end of April 2018, except for organised group bookings of 20 or more

There is also an English speaking guided tour (included within your entry fee) every day at 14:30, during July and August

2017 Prices:

Guided visit Chateau and Gardens 9.20 € Adult, 5.60 € Child (7-14 years), Free for under 7's

Un-Guided visit Doll Museum 8.20 € Adult, 5.40 € Child (7-14 years), Free for under 7's

For both Doll museum and Chateau 14.90 € Adult, 8.90 € Child (7-14 years), Free for under 7's

Family rate: Two or more paying adults and one paying child entitles other children between the ages of 7 and 14 to free admission

Also the small medieval city of Josselin offers the visitor many appealing attractions:
the Basilica Notre-Dame du Rance; houses dating from the 16th and 17th centuries;
the Romanesque (Norman style) church of Sainte–Croix, and its surrounding area.
The team at the Tourist Offices of Josselin is at your disposal to send documentation useful for your stay.

Guided visit of the town, by reservation.
Tourism office: Tel +33 (0)2 97 22 36 43.

Chateau

Left - View from Church tower to the Chateau

Right - View from Church tower

Left - Medieval buildings

Right - Gift Shop / Tabac

Left - Chateau Entrance

Right - Bars, Cafes and Resturants

Left - The town

Right - Bars, Cafes and Resturants

Left - Chateau and Canal

Right - Tourist information

There is also a dedicated website for the Chateau, click here to view Josselin Chateau

There is also a dedicated website for the town of Josselin, click here to view Josselin Town

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