The Château Le Plessis-Josso of Theix-Noyalo !! 

So this was actually two towns when I came here to my lovely Morbihan dept 56 of my beautiful Bretagne. Later they were combine into one and had a couple posts on it, of course talking about Theix-Noyalo. I like to tell you this time about a castle there, a wonderful property that on my road warrior ways passed by it and had the fortune to stop in; this is the Château Le Plessis-Josso. Hope you enjoy it as I !!


The Château Le Plessis-Josso just up the road D7, and then D183.  This is a well preserved castle and still partially inhabited by the descendants.  It tells the history of Brittany in the middle ages and thereafter. Built in the 15C by the Josso family attach to the house of the Dukes of Brittany. The Rosmadec family comes into it in the 17C and enlarged it giving it the current look. It has ,also, serve as the residence of many Bishops of Vannes. Read on…


The Château Le Plessis-Josso dates from the Middle Ages. This castle is located east of the town of Theix-Noyalo, near Vannes. This Breton feudal complex still has its fortified enclosure with its crenellated towers and walls which protected it from the armed bands and looters that raged in the region during the Religious Wars of the 16C. Built around 1330 by Sylvestre Josso, ducal squire, during the turbulent period of the War of the Succession of Brittany in the 14C. it then passed by marriage into the powerful Rosmadec family and served as a residence for important figures such as a bishop, seneschals and governors of Breton towns. At the end of the 18C by 1786, it became the property of the Le Mintier de Léhélec family, who still live there today.


The closed courtyard is protected by the residential and service buildings, the crenellated curtain wall, the corner tower The 18C mill, transformed into a dwelling, has retained its period layout. Vertical circulation is still carried out using small wooden stairs, including the one leading to the roof which has kept its 18C turned balusters. The walls that enclose the old gardens constitute a second fortified enclosure. To see its ramparts, its large rooms and its 4 kitchens. guided tours of the interior free tours of exteriors, open in July and August but check because this year is not open inside.


The official Château Plessis-Josso:

The city of Theix-Noyalo on its heritage such as the castle:

There you go folks, another dandy road warrior run in my beautiful Morbihan dept 56 of my lovely Bretagne in my belle France. Check out the Château Le Plessis-Josso for a visit, worth the detour ,me think. 

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

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