On the banks of the River Rance, 50 km from Dinan, the grounds of the Château de Couellan are open to the public. A natural haven of trees and flowers for anyone who loves beautiful gardens.
Surrounded by French-style terraces and English-style gardens, this estate is home to several historic buildings, the earliest dating back to the 14th century. They include a farm, an orangery, a chapel, and a castle with a turbulent history. One very long building from the old castle is still standing along the perimeter wall, the site of the former dungeon and the cellars. The château is still occupied and is not open to the public. But the gardens are open for self-guided or guided tours - depending on the day - as soon as spring returns, thanks to the association for the protection of the castle and the environment of Couellan. A yew planted in the reign of Louis XIII, a 500-year-old oak, a venerable elm and a host of rare trees many centuries old - purple beech, ginkgo biloba, American walnut, magnolia grandiflora etc. - all keep watch over the estate.