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June 19, 2019

Chateau de Keronic at Pluvigner!

Oh yes we have castles here too, and very nice ones right in my little town of Pluvigner. Happy camper indeed, we love it and even if private properties we go by on the perimeter to see them. Now coming up a garden event, they are opening up the garden area for folks to come in into the property. Of course, I have mention it before but really needs a page of its own me think.

From the grid at the end of a long beautiful road of trees, 2,5 km to the northwest of Pluvigner right on the road D 102 direction Languidic. This is the Château Keronic! The Château is located in my town Pluvigner in the Morbihan Department 56 of the region of Bretagne . As said, we have gone there and even if private wandered around its park now will be open again due to the gardens of Brittany event so we were there of course. And had a nice conversation with the owner who had their lunches in summer under the tulipier of Virginia tree as seen below!

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It is an imposing mansion of the 15-17C, but largely reengineered by the Harscouët family of Saint Georges around 1860. It is still the property of this family, currently represented by Viscount Christian de la Tullaye. Set amidst large woods, the castle has a large Chapel. In addition, another Chapel exists in the park along an alley, south of the Castle.

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It is occupied successively by the families of Launay since 1426-1427 and until the 16C, Eudo de Kervilio , from 1536 to the end of the 17C, Carpenter of Lenvos in 1717, Harscouët de Saint-Georges from 1802, the estate was not fragmented during the 19C and thus retains all its spatial organization. The installations of the 17-19C, both in the gardens and in the castle, are well preserved and of great value. The Saint-Joseph Chapel with its altarpiece as well as the decorations of the Logis-salons of the 18C, staircase with baluster with its stained glass, library, oriental style wallpaper-also participate in the heritage interest of this domain.

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The park of Keronic  was designed by Legendre in the 1880’s and is remarkable with its land plants such as heather,  rhododendrons, camellias and hydrangeas, as well as exotic trees such as sequioas, araucarias, etc.  It has a pond and French style garden.  All very nice indeed.

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Some webpages to help you plan  a visit to see it at least or come in heritage days some years or the garden event of Sunday June 9th like me

City of Pluvigner on castles and manor houses

If you want to know the heritage days in France, where many historical places are open to the public when otherwise they are not look no more than this webpage

Heritage Days in France in French

So there you go another off the beaten path gem in my neck of the woods just love it. And there are more! Do stop by the Chateau Keronic and say hi! in Pluvigner.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!

 

June 19, 2019

Chateau de Kerlois, Pluvigner!

So back to my town, yes little Pluvigner has a lot of punch when it comes to history and architecture. We have castles too!! and we love them even if private properties we wandered around them on the park outside. Again, mention them in previous posts but feel they deserve a post on their own.

Therefore, here is my take on the Château de Kerlois at Pluvigner! Again, this is open sometimes on heritage days but not this year, and sometimes on gardens of Brittany days but not this year!.

The Château de Kerlois is a castle located in the town of Pluvigner in the Department of Morbihan 56 of the region of Bretagne. It is on the D102 road going to Sainte Anne d’Auray.

The Château dates mostly from the 17C (facade) but preserves some elements of the 15C. At the beginning of 15C, the Château de Kerlois was the seat of a lordship which belonged successively to Eon de Kernigues, Squire of Duke Jean V in 1407, to the Lestrin family of Saint-Avé, to the Lord of Keriolet, Olivier Le Gouvello in 1607, his son, Pierre de Keriolet, spends his childhood there. The private chapel was built by the mother of the latter, in thanks for the conversion of her son to Loudun. Later to Mr. de Moncan and to the La Ville-Gonan family. The private chapel was restored in the 18C. It is since 1800, the property of the family Le Bobinnec.   It shows a painting depicting the Virgin Mary and Sainte-Anne d’Auray. A painting before which would have come to pray Pierre de Keriolet. The building to the left of the castle became a hospice for the sick and the poor, after Pierre de Keriolet became a priest.

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The Château de Kerlois opens its Park to the visitors on some heritage days weekend or garden days in Brittany. The French garden dates from the 18C when  Pierre de Keriolet, the “bandit of God”, lived there. The garden was made up of medicinal plants and a kitchen garden. It must be said that at the end of his life the man without faith or law, repentant, housed a Hospice in the back of the Castle. The two strengths of this park are the camellias with more than fifteen varieties, and the remarkable charms of it. There is also a bicentennial cedar of Lebanon brought back from the countryside by the ancestor of the current owner, who was captain in the Royal Navy.

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The city of Pluvigner has some info on the castle here: City of Pluvigner on castles and manor houses

Hope you enjoy the tour, and do stop by even if just to look at these wonderful castles of yesteryear and still fascinating for the history and architecture. Enjoy the Château de Kerlois in my Pluvigner.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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