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.


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.


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!!!

2 Comments to “Chateau de Kerlois, Pluvigner!”

  1. That’s charming

    Liked by 1 person

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