History of the castle
- Wars and religion: XIe - XIIe - XIIIe Centuries
It is in XIe century
that Landal on a site is built druidic, picturesque and imposing,
on the initiative of the archbishop of Fraud, to take part with
Combourg in the protection of the area. The land lords who follow
one another it, Montsorel, Of aubigné, defend the field,
take part in the crusades, dream the conquest of Graal, sensitive
to the Christian faith as with the marvellous accounts of Brocéliande.
- Intrigues and treasons: XIVe and XVe centuries
XIVe century does
not start so badly. Mahaut d' Aubigné enters with Landal
the significant family of Montauban, by marrying Olivier, comrade
in arms of Of Guesclin. Ca is spoiled, when Arthur de Montauban
adviser and close friend of the duke of Brittany, and in love from
ravissante and rich Francoise de Dinan, promised to the brother
of the duke Gilles, obtains from the duke, by a faked denunciation,
the setting with died of her brother, under atrocious conditions.
The duke learns that it was misled, and dedicates to Montauban a
comprehensible hatred. Montauban makes neither nor two, it gives
up the Breton cause and is turned consequently to with dimensions
of king de France against the duke. Marie de Montauban, rams of
Landal and niece of Arthur is hardly more advisable. She continues
the social rise by marrying Louis de Rohan-Guéméné.
It annoys it, she poisons it, and marries one of the large lords
of France, George of Tremoille. The marriage not being appropriate
to him definitely, it repeats, is made this time condemn and immure.
Landal in this end of XVe century, undergoes worries of a frontier
fortified town, initially conquered by the duke in 1467, who cannot
leave an enemy family, this "sentinel" of Brittany. The
castle is quickly taken again on behalf of Montauban by the armies
of the king.
- Lapse of memory then abandonment: XVIe and XVIIe centuries
to the son of Marie, Louis de Rohan, the castle of Landal passes
by marriage to Rochechouart-Mortemart then to Marie Colbert, girl
of the minister, who sells it. These famous and foreign families
with the country which has Landal as well as many of other fields,
do not reside at it and are interested in it only for the incomes
which it can report.
- Restoration and reconstrution: XVIIIe and XIXe centuries
Very other has been
the new owner Joseph de France and first purchaser for more than
seven centuries of the field of Landal. Resulting from a local family,
it is so proud acquisition of a stronghold marked by the history,
that it affixes its armorial bearings on any occasion there, ressuscite
of the medieval uses fallen in disuse. In a word, it plays lord.
Landal is burnt once again by English into 1758 who is avenged for
Olivier de France, general captain of the guard-dimensions of Fraud.
It passes by marriage to the family of Breil, is seized with the
Revolution, then repurchased by the count of Breil in 1803 and remains
until the end of the XIXe century in this same family which in second
half of the century entirely rebuilds the significant keep.