The Maison Penanault in Morlaix is a discovery centre. Push open the doors of the manor and discover a world of art and history! An unmissable starting point.
Located between Morlaix old town and the Tobacco Factory, the Maison Penanault is a 16th-century urban manor house. A monumental piece of architecture with hanging gardens, it was built 'at the shore's end' to keep watch over the port, which (though subsequently abandoned) flourished at the time. Today it's home to a tourist office and an Architecture and Heritage Interpretation Centre. An enjoyable and informative place to find out about Morlaix, the centre presents the area's natural, cultural and historical riches through permanent and temporary exhibitions and activities. The aim is to give you the tools to explore the maritime, urban and rural heritage of this land of art and history! Take a guided tour to learn about the manor's architecture and origin. There are some wonderful surprises in store such as climbing the tower and finding out about its unique framework.