France | Brittany


In the early 16th century, aesthetics gave way to defence requirements in Brittany’s aristocratic architecture, which nonetheless retained a certain ornamental flair. At the famous Château de Josselin, for example, three flamboyant Gothic towers stand in striking contrast to a refined Renaissance interior. A number of fine castles and fortifications, including those of Saint-Malo and Kerjean, are to be found in Brittany to this day.

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Bois Orcan Castle
France, Brittany, Ille-et-Vilaine, Noyal-sur-Vilaine, near Châteaugiron
Study, gouache, on Canson paper
Credit: Frédéric Back
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