Emmanuel Berthier

From the Notre-Dame-de-Joie basilica, walk the narrow cobbled streets lined with old buildings and reach the Château de Pontivy.

You will be immersed in the organization of the ancient city and that of the daily life of its inhabitants.

This historic heart will take you centuries back with its typical architecture from the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Renaissance. Nearly 50 half-timbered houses and stone mansions such as the Maison du Sénéchal or the Hôtel de Roscoët rise before you, sometimes in narrow streets, which makes them all the more astonishing!

One detail will surely stand out to you during your visit to Pontivy: the mâcle! This is the emblem of the famous Rohan family, present on their coat of arms. Find it on several buildings in the city, hammered or intact, from the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-Joie to the Château de Pontivy!

Yohann Hamonic

Both a fortress and a stately residence of the great Rohan family, the castle will reveal its many lives to you from its exterior. From its construction to today, through its more or less significant events over the centuries, discover part of the history of this technological gem.

Linen had an important place in Pontivy

The city experienced a period of significant prosperity, from the 16e the 18e century, thanks to the manufacture and sale of linen fabrics.

Come and learn more by following one of our guides through the alleys of Pontivy!

Prices Min. Max.
Basic rate
7 € -
Reduced price
5 € -
Basic rate
22 € -

Visit by reservation at the Pontivy Community Tourist Office.

Departures: Boutique Côté Tourisme, 21 quai Pressbourg, 56300 PONTIVY

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