If you can't come to us, you can still visit the Château de Châteaubriant virtually. Make yourself comfortable... and enjoy the tour!

The podcast "La maîtresse, les bijoux et François 1er"

Listen to the first podcast of Grand Patrimoine de Loire-Atlantique, a production tailor made for the Château de Châteaubriant!

"La maîtresse, les bijoux et François 1er" is a musical story imagined by the Ensemble Boréades and created at the initiative of Grand Patrimoine de Loire-Atlantique.

This four-act series takes us back to the 1520s, in the midst of the Renaissance, to meet a woman who left her mark on the history of the Château de Châteaubriant and, more importantly, on the history of the reign of François I. Françoise de Foix, extremely alluring and cultivated, attracted the attention of the king. Although she was married to Jean de Laval, Lord of Châteaubriant, she followed François I to the Court and became his mistress. But the 10 years during which she enjoyed the exclusive attentions of the sovereign, however, left her with a bitter taste. Heroine and muse, like Cleopatra or Dido, Françoise de Foix inspired many authors who built her into a legend, but it was a legend she did not identify with. Determined to re-establish her truth, she speaks out at the invitation of Jeanne and Maximin, both of whom are highly skilled at calling forth the ghosts of departed souls... Will songs and viola da gamba convince Françoise de Foix to appear before us?

Settle in on your sofa or in the gardens of the Château de Châteaubriant, and let yourself be carried away!

The Treasure Map

In connection with the Loire-Atlantique, Land of Treasures exhibit soon to reopen at the Château de Châteaubriant, explore the interactive map of the treasure coins found in Loire-Atlantique and held at the Musée Dobrée. Click on the city of your choice to read about the treasure found there. A description as well as photos or videos of each item are provided. An original way to travel in the department!

The reliquary containing the heart of Anne of Brittany

In 2014, we celebrated the fifth centenary of the death of Anne of Brittany. On this occasion, the Musée Dobrée presented a major exhibit on the reliquary containing the heart of Anne of Brittany, at the Château de Châteaubriant.

For the exhibit, experts used 3D digitization to create an application showcasing this exceptional object. Discover the steps involved in the project and the online application. You can watch the different stages of manufacturing of this golden masterpiece, and you’ll be able to virtually manipulate the reliquary in 3D in its original state and its current condition.

Is Anne of Brittany the first queen of media? She certainly made her mark on her era with flair and style! Discover Gildas Salaün's analysis of the iconic Anne of Brittany, in a video of the conference he held at the permanent university of Nantes.

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