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Chateau de Gouetourist information guide
Address: Château de Goue, 53190
Tel: +33 (0)2 43 05 94 86
Opening Times: Apr-Oct on sat, sun & bank hols; book rest of year | Admission Charge
Situated at the crossroads of three regions (Maine, Normandy and Brittany), Chateau de Goue makes an imposing first impression perched on a promontory overlooking woods and lakes.
Chateau de Goue was reconstructed in the 16th and 17th century on the site of a former 15th-century chateau. Chateau de Goue is built largely of granite and resembles a typical Breton manor (not a classical French chateau).
Jean-Baptiste II de Goue was perhaps Chateau de Goue's most illustrious owner. He was the cousin of the King of Yvetot and member of the King's Council in 1681. It was Jean-Baptiste who undertook much of the work you see today.
Note the 14th-century tower and granite staircase. Two of the rooms also have decorated pannelling and coffered ceilings in Renaissance and Louis XIII style. Chateau de Goue's facade is also Louis XIII in style. The chateau's cellars and reception hall can also be visited.