Monday, September 26, 2022

Fort la Latte

Almost due west from Saint-Malo, about twenty kilometers away à vol d'oiseau (as the the crow flies), is the picturesque medieval fortress la Latte (also known as Château de la Roche Goyon). We drove out to it but we didn't go inside. I think there's been some renovation since we did our "drive-by" in 1992. I wouldn't mind going there again one day to see the inside.

Fort la Latte, overlooking the English Channel from the Breton coast. Digitized color slide, January 1992.

The fort was first built in the fourteenth century, added to and renovated over the centuries. In addition to welcoming tourists, la Latte is also a popular location for shooting movies, according to Wikipedia.

6 comments:

  1. I could see how that would be a great place for filming. I love how the tower grows out of the rock.

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  2. New to me as well! I can see you there one day.

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  3. It looks almost Moorish, very interesting.
    BettyAnn

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  4. Hot puppies! If only those walls could talk. what tales they have seen.

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  5. I didn’t know that le Fort de la Latte was also known as château de la Roche Goyon. That is interesting, because there is another château in the Seine valley with almost the same name, the château de la Roche Guyon. chm

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