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“An unexpected beauty”

Domaine de Suscinio
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Sarzeau
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Château de Suscinio, was one of the residensces of the Duke of Brittany, built between the thriteenth and the fifteenth centurie. Located on the Rhuys Peninsula, a priveleged site, close to the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Morbihan, the castle is surrounded by marshes where exceptional fauna and flora are to discover.
Reviewed August 19, 2013

The Château de Suscinio was mainly used as a hunting lodge by the Dukes of Brittany in medieval times. Today, for some reason I could not fathom, it has been singled out from other similar fortresses for extensive restoration, and the results are already very impressive. We thought we "would just take a look," but ended up spending two hours there. In fact, the work of restoring the site, which is ongoing, is one of the more fascinating aspects of the visit itself. The castle is a large one and there are a number of ducal buildings that have been more or less completely restored and can be visited, the only drawback of the work to date perhaps being the use of concrete floors rather than wooden beams. Although this is in a somewhat remote corner of Brittany, being out on the Pointe de Rhuys peninsula, it is quite worth the visit and we were very glad we went.

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Enjoyed our visit to the castle. I have been there various times ( including 4 years ago and probably around 25years ago!) and i m glad to see it keeps improving. Restoration work is ongoing but has progressed massively. Interactive activities for the kids is getting better and i must say that my girls enjoyed the visit as much as we did. They particularly enjoyed dressing up in dresses from the Middle Ages and looking for the kids activities on their little booklet. Us adults enjoyed looking at the restoration work, at the beautiful recovered tiles and most particularly the wall walk with the most beautiful scenery, with a sea view. And to all those working at restoring the castle: Keep up the good work!

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

A very comprehensive tour with our knowledgable guide, interesting to see an ongoing Dig , to discover more history.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

A superb site but completely rebuilt may be as original but I doubt it? Impressive but I guess now conceived as a tourist trap and attraction. Worth driving past to see if only to visit beaches beyond, certainly not worthy a diversion of any kilometers.

Thank Michael N
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Chateau_Suscinio, Public Relations Manager at Domaine de Suscinio, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2013

Thank you for giving your review.
Suscinio was indeed rebuilt but as original. The chateau you see nowadays is the result of a massive archaeological work and 30 years of restoration.
Our guides aim at making the visitor understand the entire history of that ducal residence. Therefore, I am sorry that you regard the chateau as a "tourist trap" .

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