The village of Missillac

Missillac, history and inheritance

Missillac is a village of 4000 inhabitants profoundly marked by history, for example, one of its magnificent jewel : the medieval castle of « Bretesche ».
It’s also a village of manors, 2 of them are visible from the road : the « Roche Herve » and the « Briandais »

The « Récréation » is situated near a church erected in the 19th century on the ruins of the ancient one which remains only a stoup
The 14th century fortified castle of « Bretesche », rebuilt in the 15th century, besieged by « Mercoeur » in the 16th century, destroyed during the Revolution, was rebuilt again during the 19th century.
Domaine de La Brestesche
In the country of the « Trois Rivières » and of the « Brière » Regional National Park, surrounded by nature, Missillac is easily accessible. Its small traders and services in an enjoyable environment (supermarket, chemist’s, bars, pancakeshop, wine cellar, antique dealer, tabaccoshop, press, hairdresser, doctor, dentist…) will simplify you life.


The Village of Missillac
  • Dolmen of the « Roche-aux-Loups » (Wolves Rock)
  • Former Roman track
  • The 15th century castle of « Bretesche » surrounded on 3 sides by moats and on 1 side by a pond (restored in the 19th century) : gatehouse with massive towers, drawbridge with a postern, the principal building with hexagonal towers, screw stairs, wealthy furnitures, chapel, 15th century round tower.
  • The 19th century Manor of « La Roche-Hervé » with a park
  • « Islac » castle
  • Houses with thatch roofs
  • Tower of an ancient mill
  • 19th century church : 16th century stained-glass windows, 17th century golden wood retable, statue of « Saint Antoine » with his pig.
  • 16th century diagonal chapel
  • 19th century « Saint Laurent » chapel
  • 19th century « La Briandais » chapel
  • 19th century stone calvary
  • Undulating region crossed by streams
  • Numerous ponds
  • Forest of « Bretesche »
  • Regional Natural Park of « Brière »

Local life

  • District holiday : July ; patronal : June 29
  • Guided visits of the castle of « Bretesche » : from the 1rst of April till the 31rst of October
  • Golf of the « Bretesche » : 18 holes
  • Horseridding, fishing
  • GR3 tracking road
The view from the swimming pool