Château de Suscinio of Sarzeau , part II

This is a wonderful medieval castle once residence of the Dukes of Brittany, and is about an hour from my house.  I have written on it before in my blog, but left some pictures that should be in, so therefore, here is my second take on the Château de Suscinio of Sarzeau, part II. Hope you enjoy it as I.

Sus castle arriving jan14

 My twin boys first class excursion locally was here, and later the whole family came to see it. Gorgeous historical and architecturally stunning me think. Let me tell you a bit on the Château de Suscinio part of the town of Sarzeau in the Rhuys peninsula!   We came to see the area, even thinking for a while of  purchasing a home here. I am talking of course about the Château de Suscinio, former home of the Dukes of Brittany and right near me in the Presqu’île de Rhuys (peninsula).

Sus castle back side jan14

Flanked by impressive towers topped with beautiful conical roofs, the fortress is reflected in the water of its moats which still protect it today. A complete enclosure dates from the Middle Ages, when, as a ducal residence, the castle had all the attributes: forest, ponds, salt marshes, vineyards, mills… A whole society organized to provide the lord and his suite with everything necessary for a comfortable daily life, but also an important source of income. 

sus castle 3fl down to moat entrance of castle nov18

The Domaine de Suscinio is a castle whose visit is particularly suitable for families and children! Thus, throughout the year and in particular during each school holiday period, specific activities are offered to family audiences. The castle has some great surprises in store for you to enjoy with the family: workshops, shows, fun trails, archaeological excavations, etc… And in season, you will discover the hunting camp and its dedicated activities outdoors. 

sus castle salle capitaine maps of morbihan nov18

The Estate of Suscinio , classified as a Sensitive Natural Area, is a protected area. To discover the exceptional richness of the fauna and flora found there, educational trails will also be offered.

sus castle back to beaches aug11

From November 8, 2021 until the beginning of March 2022, the Domaine de Suscinio closes its doors to visitors to make way for artisans and heritage workers for work aimed at making the castle accessible to as many people as possible with the installation of an elevator in the Logis Ducal.

Sus castle side left Dec11

One other thing not to missed when coming by here is the Tome cheese! The cheese farm of Suscinio produces the excellent Tome de Rhuys, with the milk of its pie-noir cows. Going to get your cheese, you can see some peaceful representatives of this ancient Breton breed, which is particularly fond of Morbihan, grazing. Note, if you have a small or big peck, this family of cheese-breeders has opened a café-restaurant. In a half-rustic, half-agricultural setting, the Pie Noir café invites you to savor food and drinks made of course with farm products! Pie Noir Café, 9, route Duchesse Isabeau d’Ecosse, Sarzeau. Webpage:

The official Château de Suscinio:

The Morbihan dept 56 tourist office on the castle

The city of Sarzeau on its history/heritage

There you go folks, another wonderful castle in my beautiful Morbihan and my lovely Bretagne. The Château de Suscinio has plenty in my blog and pictures; this one is on some pictures left out which should be in my blog. Hope you enjoy the sequel as I

And remember ,happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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