Josselin is a medieval town located in Brittany, in the Morbihan département (56). It offers picturesque facets like the Rohan castle overlooking the town and the medieval houses scattered on the hills. Its ideal location enables visitors to enjoy the surrounding nature as well as tourism activities. If you buy a property in Josselin you will be able to benefit from bith the countryside and the seaside.
Josselin is located 40 mins from Vannes and an hour from the airports of Lorient, Nantes and Rennes. The TGV brings you to Aulray (one hour drive to Josselin) where you can take a local train to Josselin. You can also come with the ferry boat, arriving in the close towns of Roscoff and St Malo.
The surrounding nature offers plenty of activities such as hicking, bicycling, horse riding, etc. You can either take a boat trip on the canal or drive to the close seashore. Thanks to Josselin’s ideal location, the choice is yours !
But Josselin’s rich cultural heritage offers plenty to discover. The three-tower castel is a great evidence of the feudal and Renaissance period. Inside, you can discover 17th and 18th century furniture and in the converted stables of the caste, there is the doll museum. You will love idling in the aisles of the French garden and admire the view over the River Oust.
Josselin has also a rich religious heritage, as the several abbeys and churches can attest. Come and discover the St Jean des Pres Abbey and the Mount Cassin de Josselin Abbey. The castle and the church are all half-timbered, giving the streets a definitely charming facet. But Josselin has a second architecture style: the grey granite town houses, which perfectly fit aside the old colombage style.
With all amenities, Josselin has managed to keep an old style while integrating in modern life.
Close to the town, there is the interesting postcard museum, with very old pieces, enabling you to discover how life was in Josselin many years ago.
Every Saturday, the market enlivens the town. There, you will meet local people but also discover and taste local produce.
Food and drinks
There are several restaurants and cafes in Josselin and around. You will consequently be able to taste Brittany products such as Crepes, cider, seafood, etc.
- Hôtel restaurant du Château 1, rue du Général De Gaulle 56120 Josselin Tel : 02.97.22.20.11
- Café crêperie de la marine 8, rue du canal, in Josselin Tel : 02.97.22.21.98
- Crêperie du centre 9, place Notre Dame, in Josselin Tel : 02.97.73.90.59
For those who fall for the charms of Josselin, Sextant properties have bi-lingual French estate agents in the area who know the available properties and will be able to accompany you on visits, answer your queries and generally make finding and choosing your ideal property a pleasure – all of which will speed the day you walk into your new property in Josselin.