Le castle de Pontivy, formerly owned by the Rohan family, is one of the very last fortified castles built in Brittany in the Middle Ages. With its squat appearance and numerous decorations and openings, the architecture of this castle will appeal to you.
2014, a wall collapses
Since February 2014, the château has been closed to the public for restoration work and archaeological excavations. During the school holidays, the tourist office opens its doors to the public for a 1? hour guided tour of the building.
Discover the history of this château, a technological jewel of its time commissioned by Viscount Jean II de Rohan.
Guided tour in the footsteps of the Rohans
When you arrive in front of this imposing fortress, go back in time to number 12.e century with the birth of this dynasty. Here you can discover the history of the most important family in Central Brittany as it has grown over the years. Pontivy became their capital in 1396!
Continue your tour through the castle gate and into the heart of the courtyard. All around you, the last remaining elements of the castle rise up: galleries, towers, chapel and artillery terrace. Their history will be told to you as you enter these areas, which are closed to the public. You'll learn about its construction period, its defensive and residential architecture, its modifications and restorations, its destruction, its collapse and its more recent closure to the public...
There will be no visits inside Pontivy castle until July 2024.