Chateau La Motte-Glain, La Chapelle-Glain

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The Château de la Motte-Glain is a 15th-century castle in the commune of La Chapelle-Glain in the Loire-Atlantique département of France. It was modified by Pierre de Rohan-Gié in the 17th century.HistoryThe castle was built by Pierre de Rohan-Gié in 1495 on the site of an older fortress belonging to the lords of Rougé.Anne of Brittany and Charles VIII stayed there in 1497 and Charles IX and Catherine de' Medici in 1565. It was bought in 1635 by Michel Le Loup, counsellor to the Parlement of BrittanyArchitectureThe castle includes a gatehouse composed of a central pavilion flanked by two round towers, some ruined buildings, a residence decorated with Renaissance windows from the 15th century.The chapel contains a fresco from the 16th century.The castle is privately owned. Parts of it have been listed since 1926 and protected since 1929 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture. It is open to the public in the summer months.
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  • We came on a Tuesday, unaware there were no visits on that day. We were turned down and quickly accompanied to the gate. No basic courtesy was used by the young man who came preceded by his dog who....  more »
  • Turned up on an August Friday afternoon to wait in the rain for nothing. Four other families also went away disappointed. No explanation, just no life. Pity as this is a fabulous spot.  more »
  • Tres bon accueil de la propriétaire alors que le chateau était fermé. Un grand merci
  • J'ai laissé un avis sur tripadvisor et je le répète volontiers ici. C'est un très beau château; déjà bien rénové à l'extérieur. Lorsque l'intérieur le sera encore et que le mobilier sera mis en valeur, je suis sûre qu'il sera magnifique. Je donnerais aussi une super note à notre guide; passionné, il nous a passionnés. Volubile, il nous a enchantés. Il est l'âme de ce château! Ses connaissances en histoire et sa connaissance du château nous ont appris beaucoup de choses. Vraiment, une très belle découverte et un très bon moment. Une découverte à ne pas rater! On a aussi apprécié la balade autour du château et le plan d'eau très agréable. Très bon moment.

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