A medieval yet modern castle

Over the course of the last century, the Château de la Hunaudaye has benefited from several conservation projects. The most ambitious of these was launched in 2005 and, after 4 years of restoration work, created new perspectives for the castle.

The lack of archival photographs or plans made it impossible to accurately reconstruct the ruined portions of the building. Architect Marie-Suzanne de Ponthaud transformed this obstacle into an opportunity by conceiving a modern design whose architectural renovations enhance the castle with spectacular elements that harmonise with the historical building.

A new and improved visit

  • 5 tours open to the public
  • a new visit itinerary incorporating the former wall-walks
  • 100 m2 of temporary exhibition areas
  • an educational space for school groups and children’s workshops
  • a ticket counter and gift shop
  • a completely safe site

Shared management

For 80 years, the Château de la Hunaudaye remained government property.

French decentralisation legislation passed in 2003 resulted in ownership of the castle being transferred to the Conseil Départemental des Côtes d’Armor in 2008.

The Association du Château de la Hunaudaye, created in 1977, continues to manage the castle with its team of volunteers and professional staff.