CHATEAU DE BRISSAC
Seen from the vast lawns of the Romantic-style parkland, the façades of the Château de Brissac are a striking sight. The huge towers and fortified bases, vestiges of the feudal period, enclose a classical building to form an asymmetric yet elegant monumental façade which faces the rising sun. Brissac tells the story of a family which never left its native land of Anjou. Since the time of René de Cossé, the first lord of the castle in the early 16C, more than 20 generations have succeeded one another, taking pride in protecting and embellishing the château, adding to its collections and maintaining its decor. The castle is now the residence of the 13th Duke of Brissac.