Sunday, June 30, 2013

Maison à Castel Meur - Pointe du Château France

Click on the following link for a much larger view. via

Talk about being between a rock and a hard place! This fantastic looking house in an idyllic coastal setting and located between gigantic granite boulders is in Plougrescant, a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor in north-western France. The house was built in 1861 as protection from high winds and storms and is popularly known as "Castel Meur". It is still a private property of the original family.

The house and the area became famous world wide through a picture postcard issued by the local municipal officials, anxious to develop the coastal tourism in this coastal area. The owners however were not amused as this brought horde of tourist trying to climb the house for taking photos etc. It is understood that now any representation of "Castel Meur" for commercial purposes is prohibited. 

The preceding text was copied from this site where there are more photos of this wonderful stone cottage snugly resting between giant boulders. It's really an architectural marvel.

I found a 22-photo slideshow here of the surrounding area. The closeup of the house is photo #22. It is a real testament to the art of the stonemason, isn't it?
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Anonymous said...

I have never seen that many good photos of that house. Thank you for posting them.
I can't imagine living there. I think I would feel squeezed. :-O I wonder if it was a fisherman's cottage.

Content in a Cottage said...

Anon...I think I would feel squeezed too. I just posted a closeup of the house that links to a 22-photo of the entire area. It's nothing but rocks. One can only imagine the number of ship wrecks there over the centuries. This little cottage will probably last forever. Maybe it was the cottage of a fisherman.

Anonymous said...

Well, it certainly would be impossible to add on a little screened porch or sunroom on either side. It's a little wonder, that stone house.

The Queen Vee said...

Wow, talk about using all the available space, no waste here. I loved looking at the photos, but I wouldn't want to live in it...I'm thinking cold and damp. This photo is really spectacular. Thanks for sharing.