Josselin

The medieval town of Josselin is set on the banks of the river Oust. It is well known for its magnificent gothic Chateau which has its origins in the 11th Century. The Chateau has been owned by the Rohan family since the 15th Century and they in fact still live there till this day. Much of Josselin still retains its medieval architecture and it seems as if every twist and turn of the old streets hides an historical gem. Keep an eye out for the gargoyled Basilique Notre Dame du Roncier (our Lady of the Brambles) with its beautiful 15th and 16th century stained glass windows. The Basilica also contains the tomb of Olivier de Clisson, nicknamed 'The Butcher' for his tendency to chop the arms and legs off English soldiers in battle !

With a fine selection of bars and restaurants there is simply nothing better than enjoying a drink or a spot of food by the river or in one of the historic squares. There's so much to see and do in the town, it's easy to see why Josselin has been awarded the status Petite Cité de Caractère (literally 'little city of character').

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Well worth the visit
Museum of Breton Resistance in Saint-Marcel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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