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A little history of Morlaix castle

The castle | Thesupermat / CC-BY-SA
Castle Morlaix castle

A bull in middle of the sea (château du Taureau means "Bull's castle")! No, but a castle on its rock.

People of Morlaix get the permission from duke of Etampes, governor of Brittany, to build a granite fortress: stones came from island of Calot.

After 10 years of building works, marquis de Mezgouez, governor of Morlaix appointed by Catherine of Medici, decided to keep the stronghold for himself.

Displeased, inhabitants started proceedings against Mezgouez and finally, they won the case!

King Louis XIV transformed the fortress into a jail where they notably put the famous Breton La Chalotais...

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