Photographer's Note

Formerly Roche Gouyon, the castle of Fort-la-Latte, at the tip of the same name, opposite Cape Freels in Côtes-d'Armor, is one of the most famous castles in Brittany. Remarkable for its location on a rocky promontory facing the sea, he served as the backdrop for many films.

It's been classified as historical monuments in since August 1925.

The leitmotif of previous web site of the castle was: "Me zo e-Ganet Kreiz ar mor" ("I was born in the middle of the sea" in Breton).

The fort is located on a rocky headland, near Cape Freels.

This site was chosen because of its favorable location, of course, very accessible and offering a clear view of the Channel and on the Emerald Coast. The cliffs surrounding the castle and its surroundings, which protects it from invasion by sea

In addition, building materials were readily available: the granite came from the heart of Brittany, the sandstone could be directly recovered from the cliffs (there are also traces of the old quarries on the coast, revealed by names such as "Port Cut" still present on the land register). In addition, the wood was common, with many forests of medieval times.

The Fort was an important strategic point as it was near the trade routes between Saint-Malo, Normandy and the Channel Islands.

Theme : Cap Fréhel

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