Holo au Chateau de la Bretesche
It was a rather chilly morning as we traveled north west of France to see acquaintance of my dad, and while on the road we came across something rather intriguing in the middle of nowhere. In the surroundings of the woods and a beautiful lake lied a stunning Chateau (castle), It felt to me as if I was at a medieval Disneyland but without all the fireworks and stuffed mickey mouse and co. walking around. Truthfully it had this aura as if this might have been the architectural inspiration, who knows maybe I was already in fairytale mode.
We stopped of course to have a look and also thankfully gave a reason for us to have a break from all the driving that was starting to make my head spin. There wasnt much information apart from french which took me a while to translate it (see below). But ye It seems to now be a Chateau turned into a hotel-restaurant. Beautiful/Stunning nevertheless I was glad to have had to chance to encounter it. Holo was at the back off the car so we decided to quickly take her out for a quick photo to celebrate our finding, It is worthy of a feature even its not that well known. Im sure she would have enjoyed her re-encounter with medieval times – head over here for more in-depth information.
Afterwards it was all back in the car and off we drove away feeling slightly rejuvinated.
Till Next time~
The Chateau de la Bretesche is located in the town of Missillac in the french department of Loire-Atlantique which is north west of the country at Bretagne. built in early 14th century. Its name derives from the latin Bretechia which characterises a defence tower overlooking the castles main entrance. The Castle was besieged in the 16th century by the duke of Mercoeur during the French War of Religion and was substantially destroyed during the French Revolution. The castle was later reconstructed in the 19th century by Jacques Perron. In 1926 the castle was listed as one of the historical monuments and then in 1943 the surrounding area of the castle was also added. The castle was sold to a real estate company in 1965 which transformed the site into a hotel-restaurant along with the addition of the golf course.
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