La Touche Castle

La Touche Castle, locally known as Château de La Touche, lies west of the village of Trébry, in the Côtes-d'Armor department in France. Often the castle is called Château de La Touche-Trébry to distinguish it from other La Touche castles in France.

La Touche Castle was built at the end of the 16th century by a knight from a long-established local family; Christophe de la Roche. Probably he incorporated remains of an earlier structure in his castle.

In 1608 the castle passed to the Freslon family through marriage. From around the mid-17th century it was rarely occupied. Again through marriage the castle passed to the Talhouet-Bonamour family in 1748. And again it was rarely occupied for many years, during which it served as a granary for neighbouring farmers.

In 1803 La Touche Castle was sold to Francois Quéro-Brangolo. When he died in 1819 it passed to his 2 daughters and their families. They decided to split up the castle between them. This led to a situation where the main stairway and well were jointly used with one part used by the one family, another by the other family and another part by the leased farm. Its interior was adapted to this situation and some rooms were used as passageways. This led to dilapidation of the castle.

Count and Countess Louis de Calan became owners of the complete castle in 1880 and started to restore it. At the outbreak of WW I most of the exterior restoration had been completed. The restoration of the interior was done after 1925.

At present La Touche Castle features holiday apartments and a visitable garden during holiday seasons. It can be visited as a guest of the apartments or the garden. As I visited just out of season it was still closed. A nice rural castle.


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La Touche Castle

La Touche Castle, locally known as Château de La Touche, lies west of the village of Trébry, in the Côtes-d'Armor department in France. Often the castle is called Château de La Touche-Trébry to distinguish it from other La Touche castles in France.

La Touche Castle was built at the end of the 16th century by a knight from a long-established local family; Christophe de la Roche. Probably he incorporated remains of an earlier structure in his castle.

In 1608 the castle passed to the Freslon family through marriage. From around the mid-17th century it was rarely occupied. Again through marriage the castle passed to the Talhouet-Bonamour family in 1748. And again it was rarely occupied for many years, during which it served as a granary for neighbouring farmers.

In 1803 La Touche Castle was sold to Francois Quéro-Brangolo. When he died in 1819 it passed to his 2 daughters and their families. They decided to split up the castle between them. This led to a situation where the main stairway and well were jointly used with one part used by the one family, another by the other family and another part by the leased farm. Its interior was adapted to this situation and some rooms were used as passageways. This led to dilapidation of the castle.

Count and Countess Louis de Calan became owners of the complete castle in 1880 and started to restore it. At the outbreak of WW I most of the exterior restoration had been completed. The restoration of the interior was done after 1925.

At present La Touche Castle features holiday apartments and a visitable garden during holiday seasons. It can be visited as a guest of the apartments or the garden. As I visited just out of season it was still closed. A nice rural castle.


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