Josselin in Brittany

I could easily have lingered in Vannes but we needed to move on – to Dinan via JosselinThe first castle in Josselin was built in the 11C but  the building was rebuilt several times thereafter.  Since the 15C the castle has been the home of the Rohan family. (Is this where Tolkien found the name?)

Josselin Chateau
Josselin Chateau

Josselin Chateau
Josselin Chateau
The River Oust at Josselin
The River Oust at Josselin, part of the Nantes-Brest Canal
Josselin Castle photographed by Mederic Mieusement (http://www.culture.gouv.fr/)
Josselin Castle photographed by Mederic Mieusement (http://www.culture.gouv.fr/)

Construction of the Church of Notre Dame du Roncier started in the 11C and it has been altered many times over the centuries. The church is the venue for one of the significant Pardons in Brittany, on 8 September each year.

The interior of Notre Dame du Roncier, Josselin
The interior of Notre Dame du Roncier, Josselin

The tombs of Olivier V de Clisson (1336-1407) and Marguerite de Rohan (1330-1406) lie beneath a stained glass window in which they are also remembered.

The Church of Notre Dame du Roncier, Josselin

Olivier V de Clisson & Marguerite de Rohan
Olivier V de Clisson & Marguerite de Rohan
Olivier V de Clisson & Marguerite de Rohan
Olivier V de Clisson & Marguerite de Rohan

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The Nantes-Brest Canal
Josselin
The Dukes of Rohan and the Chateau of Josselin
A visit to Josselin

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