Trédion Castle

Trédion Castle, locally known as Château de Trédion, lies next to the village of the same name, in the Morbihan department in France.

Trédion Castle was probably built around 1350 and was owned by the Dukes of Brittany. It was first mentioned in 1427. At that time it was more a manor/hunting lodge than an actual castle. Until the beginning of the 17th century, the fief of the castle was linked to that of Largoët Castle.

During the centuries the castle was owned by several families, first of noble descent, later commoners. In 1518 Francis I of France stayed for one night at the castle. And in 1570 Catherine de 'Medici resided in the castle for two weeks.

In 1834 Trédion Castle was sold to a Hippolyte du Fresne de Virel who installed in the castle a furnace to cast iron. In 1851 his son started to reconstruct the castle, which by then was just a building without any defendable architectural elements. He had the castle enlarged and castellated by building several towers.

At present the castle is a luxury hotel and serves as a venue for weddings. A nice château.


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Trédion Castle

Trédion Castle, locally known as Château de Trédion, lies next to the village of the same name, in the Morbihan department in France.

Trédion Castle was probably built around 1350 and was owned by the Dukes of Brittany. It was first mentioned in 1427. At that time it was more a manor/hunting lodge than an actual castle. Until the beginning of the 17th century, the fief of the castle was linked to that of Largoët Castle.

During the centuries the castle was owned by several families, first of noble descent, later commoners. In 1518 Francis I of France stayed for one night at the castle. And in 1570 Catherine de 'Medici resided in the castle for two weeks.

In 1834 Trédion Castle was sold to a Hippolyte du Fresne de Virel who installed in the castle a furnace to cast iron. In 1851 his son started to reconstruct the castle, which by then was just a building without any defendable architectural elements. He had the castle enlarged and castellated by building several towers.

At present the castle is a luxury hotel and serves as a venue for weddings. A nice château.


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http://castles.nl/tredion-castle#sigFreeId6d71f03da6