Pontivy Castle in Brittany by EuroTourData

Pontivy Castle is the restored urban castle and quadrangular castle, built around 1479 for Lord Jean II de Rohan on the site of an old castle destroyed during the War of the Breton Succession. In 1488, the castle was besieged by the troops of the Prince of Orange during the French–Breton War. in 1589, during the French Wars of Religion, the Catholic troops took the castle and occupied it for 9 years.

View on the gate and the tower gate of Pontivy Castle in Brittany

Description of Pontivy Castle

The castle was built in the plan of an irregular quadrangle around 90 meters by 75 meters. The castle is surrounded by a defensive wall with battlements, 20 meters high with four round corner towers. The maximum defensive wall thickness is over 5 meters. The stationary bridge leads to the gate. On the western and northern sides of the courtyard, two main buildings (on French Corps de logis) have been preserved.

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Pontivy Castle tabular info
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
Alternate name Castle of Rohan Dukes
French name Château de Pontivy
French alternate name Château des Rohan
Type Urban castle
Subtype Quadrangular castle
Condition Largely restored
Public access Guided tours
Entrance fee € 7
Owner Commune of Pontivy
Street address
63 Rue du Général de Gaulle
Postal code 56300
Commune Pontivy
Region Brittany
Country France
Latitude 48.07045
Longitude -2.96318
GeoNames ID 12524400
Plus code 8CWV32CP+5P

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Tabular dataset and ATOM feed to Pontivy Castle in Brittany.

ETD ID: pntbrt-frnc.

Creator: Nikolaj Antonov - ORCID.

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