Trécesson Castle

Trécesson Castle, locally known as Château de Trécesson, lies north east of the village of Campénéac, in the Morbihan department in France.

Trécesson Castle was first mentioned in the 8th century when it was the seat of the Lords of Ploërmel and Campénéac.

A family with the name of Trécesson is known since the 13th century. The present castle was most probably built at the end of the 14th or beginning of the 15th century, by Jean de Trécesson, chamberlain to John IV, Duke of Brittany.

In 1440 the last heiress of the Trécesson family married an Éon de Carné. He then had Trécesson Castle rebuilt. The castle remained in the hands of the Carné-Trécesson family until 1773 when it went to the Le Preste de Châteaugiron family. After that the castle passed through several families by marriage or inheritance. Finally it went to the Prunelé family. They still live in the castle.

At present Trécesson Castle is a private residence and can thus not be visited, but it can easily be seen from the public road. A very nice castle, must be great to live in.


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Trécesson Castle

Trécesson Castle, locally known as Château de Trécesson, lies north east of the village of Campénéac, in the Morbihan department in France.

Trécesson Castle was first mentioned in the 8th century when it was the seat of the Lords of Ploërmel and Campénéac.

A family with the name of Trécesson is known since the 13th century. The present castle was most probably built at the end of the 14th or beginning of the 15th century, by Jean de Trécesson, chamberlain to John IV, Duke of Brittany.

In 1440 the last heiress of the Trécesson family married an Éon de Carné. He then had Trécesson Castle rebuilt. The castle remained in the hands of the Carné-Trécesson family until 1773 when it went to the Le Preste de Châteaugiron family. After that the castle passed through several families by marriage or inheritance. Finally it went to the Prunelé family. They still live in the castle.

At present Trécesson Castle is a private residence and can thus not be visited, but it can easily be seen from the public road. A very nice castle, must be great to live in.


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View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://castles.nl/trecesson-castle#sigFreeIdc47e9143f9