Château de Combourg

Château de Combourg

In memory of Chateaubriand
Historic site and monument, Castle, Fortified castle, Museum, History at Combourg

8,7 Full-fare
  • A romantic symbol, the medieval castle of Combourg is not only the birthplace of writer François-René de Chateaubriand but it is also one of the prettiest medieval fortresses in Brittany with its beautiful parc à l’anglaise (English-style park).

    Constructed between the 12th and the 15th century to defend the Dol cathedral as well as the independence of Brittany, the Combourg castle originally belonged to the Du Guesclin family before becoming the stronghold of the Chateaubriand family. It is behind those high crenellated towers that the great writer and politician François-René de Châteaubriand spent his youth haunted by loneliness and ghosts. Immortalised in his book entitled “Mémoires d’outre-tombe” (memoires from beyond the grave) the castle, where his offspring still lives, can be discovered through an hour-long guided tour with commentaries. The 25-hectare parc à l’anglaise, designed by the Bühler brothers, can be accessed free of charge. There is no doubt that the writer’s spirit is still haunting the place.
  • Environment
    • In the town centre
    • Close to shops
  • Spoken languages
    • fr*
    • English
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
Services
  • Activities
    • Temporary exhibitions
  • Equipment
    • Bar
  • Services
    • Boutique
Rates
Payment methods
  • Debit cards
  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Cash
  • Rates 2020
  • Standard rate - adult full price
    8,7 €
  • Child rate
    4,7 €
  • Reduce rate
    6,7 €
  • Free
  • Group rate
Openings
Openings
  • From February 8, 2020 until March 9, 2020
  • From April 1, 2020 until October 31, 2020
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