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CHATEAU DE PORNIC

The castle of Pornic is famous under the name "Blue Beard Castle". In the XVth century, it was owned by the notorious Gilles de Rais, Joan of Arc's companion. This castle cannot be visited: it's a private property. The courtyard can be seen during

Address : Place du Château
44210 PORNIC
FRANCE

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Presentation of: CHATEAU DE PORNIC

The castle of Pornic used to be surrounded by the water. It was built on a defensive site. Nowadays, only one side of it bathes in the sea.

In the Xth century, Alain Barbe Torte, Duke of Brittany, had made a stronghold out of it with a whole garrison protecting Pornic.

In the XIIIth century, it was under the authority of the Lords of Rais who built a new stone castle. The most famous Lord was Gilles de Rais in the XVth century.

In the XVIIIthe century, the Marquis de Brie Serrant is the new owner of the castle. Through the French Revolution, his goods were confiscated and the castle fell apart.

At the end of the XIXth century, an architect coming from Nantes, Mr. Bougouin, gave it its present appearance.
Site theme
Castle
Architectural style of the site
Medieval
19th century
Free
yes
Visits
Guided tours (individuelles): Yes
Guided tours (groupes): Yes
Further information
Pets not allowed
Mélanie CHAIGNEAU
Mélanie CHAIGNEAU
Claudia CASSANO-DROMAIN
Claudia CASSANO-DROMAIN
Claudia CASSANO-DROMAIN

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