Motte and bailey castle of le Châtel
The Motte and bailey castle of le Châtel is one of the best preserved in Bretagne. It is over 18 meters high and covers an area of 2 hectares on 2 mounds which is very unusual.
Property of the town since a few time, the motte and bailey castle is the object of an ambitious project of highlighting at a medium and long term sustained by the APPAC association.
The motte and bailey castle of Marcillé-Raoul is an intersting testimony amont that kind of construction due to its excellent readability.
The area is composed by two mottes of earth high of 15 m et 8 m, divided by a pit deep of 5 m. The motte and bailey castle of Le Châtel are the only remains of a castle built in 1240 by the lord Raoul III of Fougères, near the ancient roman way Rennes-Avranches, called as the “path of the duchess Anne”. Nowadays, a cave dedicated to Our Lady is settled on the site.
On site, a car park and picnic tables are at your disposal.
Address : Le Châtel 35560 MARCILLE-RAOUL
Contact : Contact by email | +33 (0)2 56 47 53 32
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The site of Le Châtel is open all year permanently.
Every two years in June, a Medieval Fest take place organised by the Marci’Motte association.
A main event which make live again the medieval atmosphere of the place.
The next edition will be on 2022 !