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Impressive fortress

Fort la Latte

Fort la Latte is a pink sandstone vessel resting on a rocky cape... A magical and mythical place facing the sea! 

Fort la Latte or Roche Goyon castle

It is not for nothing that it is the most visited castle in Brittany! An impregnable site, a breathtaking panorama, a remarkable building... there is no shortage of superlatives to talk about Fort La Latte.

Fort La Latte, first called Château de la Roche Goyon after its builder Etienne Goyon, Lord of Matignon, was built in the 1690th century. By authorization of his suzerain, the lord of Matignon was able to fortify it and received the means to ensure the fortifications. Vauban came to put his grain of salt there and transformed it into a coastal defense fort between 1715 and XNUMX.

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Classified as Historic Monuments

One of the most famous fortified castles in Brittany, Fort La Latte has been listed as a Historic Monument since 1925. And since 1931, it has been restored and maintained by the Joüon des Longrais family who have managed to preserve all of its attributes: drawbridge, walls, dungeon, dungeons, war machines and medieval garden for the happiness of visitors.

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An impregnable site 

Fort La Latte is a coastal defense fort with an unobstructed view of the English Channel and the Emerald Coast, naturally not very accessible, which makes the location strategic. And yes, even the English besieged it but never took it!

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A breathtaking panorama

Walk to the entrance of the fort and as you progress, you will witness a grandiose spectacle: a rocky cape on which the feudal castle is placed.

Once inside, observe all the openings and viewpoints of the building and admire the view! Brave the dungeon steps (no sensitive soul) and become Tony Curtis or Sophie Marceau for a moment. From above, "the breathtaking view" will take on its full meaning and you will feel a real sense of freedom.

The fortress was used as a setting for several films, such as "Les Vikings" in 1957, with Tony Curtis and Kirk Douglas, and for the final scene of the film "Chouans" with Lambert Wilson and Sophie Marceau.

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Historic site and monument, Castle, Fortified castle, Fort, Coastal fortification
Fort La Latte or La Roche Goyon Castle
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    Historic site and monument, Castle, Fortified castle, Fort, Coastal fortification
    Fort La Latte or La Roche Goyon CastlePlevenon

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      Pink sandstone vessel in an incomparable site. Transformed into a coastal defense fort between 1690 and 1715, the castle of La Roche Goyon remains above all a fortified castle. The 14th century defensive system is still in place.
      Exceptional site and panorama over the bay of St Malo.
      The walls, gatehouses, barbican, towers, dungeon, dungeon, oven to redden iron balls have passed through the centuries.
      Bricole, guns, crossbows recall its military past.
      Its chapel is dedicated to Saint-Michel.
      Medieval garden, labyrinth and vegetable garden enhance the visit.
      The castle is still inhabited. Private historical monument.

      Open daily from April 1 to September 30.
      Open every afternoon in October and during school holidays. Open on off-season weekends.
      Visit with multilingual audioguide (castle, gardens...)

      The castle organizes as every year, the Great Medieval during the summer, this year in 2023: from Wednesday August 9 to Saturday August 12.
      The castle is closed on December 25 and January 1.
      The castle is closed annually from January 4 to February 3, 2023.

      Large free outdoor car park - 800m on foot to access the castle.
      Dogs allowed on a leash. The castle is partially accessible to people with reduced mobility and pushchairs (except dungeon, chapel, guardhouse)

      ​​Spoken Languages:
      • French
      • English
      groups accepted:

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