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Chateau and gardens Le Rocher Portail

Chateau and gardens Le Rocher Portail

Maen Roch (Saint-Brice-en-Coglès)

This chateau is know as the French “Downtown Abbey”. Enjoy an unexecpected journey in a preserved château dating from the 17th century. Discover its mastered architecture and its entirely furnished rooms. You’ll travel back in time to the 19th century in the lodgings for the domestics on the last floor in the ambient of the TV serie. Its Renaissance gardens, recently restored, worth a nice walk.


Groupe visitant une chambre du Rocher Portail

This elegant chateau was build for Gilles Ruellan, a meagre seller who became close from the France king Henri IV. since 2017, this private monument is open for visitors and now considered as one of the loveliest château of Brittany.

Revive the noble and domestic life with its 12 rooms, its chapel, its amazing Renaissance gallery (the only one in Brittany) and its stables. The opening of domestics bedrooms, near of the roof, is unique in France.

You can stroll around the garden. One part is an old vegetable garden, protected by wall, where you’ll meet adorables rabbits in a Alice in Wonderland spirit. The owners are now restoring the other part, a Renaissance garden, thanks to the help of archeological excavations. The French Villandry price has been awarded to this project.

For families, a treasure hunt and costumes are provided. There is a also a secret passage to discover in the chateau ! A circuit in the wood of the chateau with lookout tower on nature, wooden huts and rope bridge. Outdoor activites such as outdoor treasure hunt, archery are available for families !

The discovery of the chateau and its gardens will take about 1:30.


Famille au Rocher Portail


Address : Le Rocher Portail – Saint-Brice-en-Coglès  35460 MAEN ROCH
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Contact : E-mail | +33 (0)2 99 97 26 83


Self tour : 10 € for adults | 6 € for childs under 12 y/o | Free for childs under 4 y/o | Family pass at 30 €

Tickets with guided tour (French only) : 12 € for adults | 9 € for childs under 12 y/o | Free for childs under 4 y/o | Family pass at 41 €

The guided tour (in French) are provided every day in July-August at 2.30 PM and 4 PM.


Open from the 1st of May to the 18th of September from 2 p.m to 6 p.m, every days except on Saturdays. Last entry at 5 p.m.

Special opennings hours : some wednesday night on July and August, European Heritage Days in September, news Harry Potter Event during the Octobre school holidays, and for Chrismas event in December.

For groups (More than 25 people), it’s possible to visit the château on appointement from the  1st of April to the 31th of October.

Sanitary crisis : the sanitary pass is compulsory to visit the chateau and its gardens.

Our advice

Besides the classic visits in the afternoon, the Rocher Portail offers some surprising night events to discover a chateau covered by lights, enchant by musics and costumed volunteers : 

• In summer, d’ont miss the late-night opening on Wednesdays evening (form mid-July to mid-August), when after a theatrical visit, you’ll benefit a firework with the chateau as scenery.

• During the French All Saint Day holidays, you’ can participate on special night inspired by Harry Potter universe (French spoken).

• In December, it’s Christmas colors and plenty of Christmas decorations which are transforming the chateau during its Féeries de Noël (Christmas wonderland) !