In the department of Cotes-d’Armor in the northwest region of Brittany, the town of Lamballe is found 13 miles to the southeast of Saint-Brieuc on the Gouessant River. It was once the property of the Penthievre counts who left some architectural monuments behind. It is also known as the home of the only Princess of Lamballe, Marie Therese de Savoie-Carignan, who was a friend of Marie Antoinette and was killed during the French Revolution. She was the first to hold the title, and it never passed to anyone else after her death.
Today, the town is known as a center for horses, grain, leather goods and earthenware. The town’s weekly market is famous and well attended, and visitors can enjoy a number of gastronomic specialties from the region. Your EasyToBook.com hotel may be full of attendees to the market, as it is attended by people from across the entire region. A lovely gothic church dating from the 13th and 14th centuries was once the chapel at the fortress. Also see the Church of St. Martin, built in the 11th century but renovated in the 16th century.
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