In Brittany, a school of witchcraft inspired by “Harry Potter” will open its doors in the fall

A school of sorcery as in Harry Potter in France you dreamed of it? It is now done! Or almost. In Brittany, the owner of a castle decided “to recreate a Breton school of magic inspired by the world of Harry Potter”he explains to Telegram. Located in Maen Roch, in the north-east of Ille-et-Vilaine, Château Le Rocher Portail Poudelard version will open its doors during the All Saints holidays and success is already there. Light on this place for the less original.

Photo: Château Le Rocher Portail

Have you always dreamed of attending one of the famous banquets at Hogwarts, the school of the most famous wizard in the world, Harry Potter? Manuel Roussel, the owner of Château Le Rocher Portail could grant your wish (or that of your children) as soon as the start of the school year begins. The owner of the building had the idea of ​​opening a school of witchcraft inspired by the fantastic saga to millions of readers. He tells the Telegram :

“In the castle, we had a huge room that really looked like the big common room of Hogwarts, with almost the same dimensions as the original. From there, we had the idea of ​​recreating a Breton school of magic inspired by the world of Harry Potter”.

Manuel Roussel, owner of Château Le Rocher Portail, in Maen Roch

4 houses inspired by the history of the castle

For rights issues, Manuel Roussel could not borrow the names ofHarry Potter in this vast project. To create his universe, the man then immersed himself in the history of the castle, built at the beginning of the 17th century and which he has owned since 2016.

“The castle notably hosted a college during the Second World War, we were able to trace all this thanks to an incredible collection of documents that have been preserved”he explains to the Breton newspaper. “Based on existing material, my wife transcribed the story of Rocher Portail by linking it to the world of witchcraft. We will therefore have four houses based on the real families who lived in this castle: Fauvedor, Cerfdelune, Busarde and Boucfleche. »

Illustration: Castle Le Rocher Portal

To anchor their universe in reality, the couple also gave life to several characters (the director Ludovica Lutterotti, the professor of botany Lady Pommecreuse and the professor of history of magic Timéon Ruellan, the guardian of the school Hernote Sub, potion teacher Garance Brunfeu). He also invested in special effects and other surprises. Everything will be accessible to the general public during the All Saints holidays.

2 possible tour options

“After receiving their letter of admission, students will be welcomed by the teachers and the director”announces Manuel Roussel who has planned two options: a visit to the premises for the day (at 28.50 euros) or, in addition, participation in the banquet with sound and light show and, of course, the traditional distribution in the one of the four houses (for 99.50 euros).

Ticket sales will open at the beginning of September on the castle website. The public is already there. “I could have already sold all the tickets, it’s madness”enthuses the owner.

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In Brittany, a school of witchcraft inspired by “Harry Potter” will open its doors in the fall

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