The Castle of Trécesson

Château de Trécesson - crédit Caroline Mancheron
Marque Bretagne

THE CASTLE OF Trécesson, SPOOKY STORIES THAT WILL SEND SHIVERS DOWN YOUR SPINE!

The most beautiful castle in Brocéliande…

…and the ultimate destination for ghost stories and History enthusiasts!

Built in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, this medieval castle overlooks a body of water in the village of Campénéac. At first owned by the Trécesson family, it was then passed on according to alliances to René Le Prestre de Châteaugiron at the end of the eighteenth century. Sold to Monsieur Bourelle de Sivry, paymaster general of the French republican armies, the fortress was passed down from family to family according to rules of succession. A private property classified as a national Historic Monument, the Castle of Trécesson and its ghostly legends will give you the shivers…

château de Trécesson Campénéac

The White Lady and other stories…

Standing alone on the edge of the Brocéliande forest, with its purple-schist stones, the castle feeds the imagination and the discovery of legends and ghost stories… Are you ready to explore the mysteries of Trécesson?
The most famous legend is probably the story of the White Lady. At the time when the castle belonged to Monsieur de Trécesson, some poachers witnessed a most peculiar scene in the woods. A carriage pulled by two horses stops, two men come out and start digging a grave. Then, the two men go back to the carriage and violently grab a young lady dressed in a white silk dress and wearing a wreath of flowers. The young bride is thrown into the grave and buried alive… Since this dreadful night, the spirit of the young woman is said to haunt the roof of the castle when the full moon is out…
Ghost-like card players are also said to have been seen in the middle of night in the bedroom of a castle guest… A haunted castle or a case of wild imagination? In any case, you are warned, the atmosphere of the place is mysterious indeed and very often captures the imagination of the storytellers of Brocéliande…

ACCESS

The castle is not open to visitors

  • Location: Campénéac, Morbihan department.

Accessibility

  • The site is accessible to persons with reduced mobility.
  • Baby carriers can be rented from the Tourist Office (7€ for a day or half-day). Bookings can be made through the Tourist Office.

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