Monday, April 13, 2009

Combourg, France - June 6, 2008

On the way to Dinan, it had come perilously close to lunchtime and Marian was becoming restless - one might even say vicious - so we careened into Combourg for a snack.
Combourg, population less than 5,000, is in the Ille et Vilaine department and, while not really a tourist destination, does have a fine chateau. Built originally in 1016, the sturdy, turreted chateau is owned by the
Chateaubriand family and is surrounded by expansive landscaped gardens. François-René de Chateaubriand (1768–1848), a famous (in France anyway) Romantic writer, grew up in the castle.
Outside of the castle, there is a market every Monday, a full time church, some kitschy shops and that's about it. See here for a few snaps.

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