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.

Changes to visits to Château de Pontivy

Work is currently underway at the Château de Pontivy. Visits are therefore suspended until July 2024..

The new visit Medieval Pontivy invites you to visit the medieval quarter and discover the history of the castle from the outside.

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

Follow one of our enthusiastic guides along the Blavet west of the medieval quarter to retrace the history of the famous Rohan family, who built the château.

The exterior

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! 

The interior

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...

Visits must be booked in advance with the Pontivy Communauté Tourist Office.

Places are limited.

Visits to the castle are also bookable for groups.


Departure from the Boutique Côté Tourisme, 21 quai Presbourg, 56300 PONTIVY.

Opening times

There will be no visits inside Pontivy castle until July 2024.

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