Chateau de Rimaison at Pluvigner!

I told you my small town is packed with goodies of old and now. Lots of heritage monuments all over and of course castles we have plenty. Even if most are private properties there is still some who are open to the public sort of…

Let me tell you about another gem of Pluvigner right in city center, the Château de Rimaison.  Done some bits elsewhere in my blog but feel deserve a post of their own. Here is my take on it.

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The Château de Rimaison was abandoned in the 18C, the castle, then located in Bieuzy-les-Eaux, was gradually dismantled and its stones were reused in the surrounding villages. In the mid-1950s, the ruins were bought by Mr Xavier Olivier L’Oreal Commercial Manager and transferred to the current site in Pluvigner.

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The castle is rebuilt with three bodies of buildings connected in part by a two-stilt round path. The castle thus has a north wing, or houses of the Guards, from the 14-15C, a south wing, or House of the Dog, a 16C house and two large towers, the Hermine Tower and the Registry Tower.

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The castle was built in the 16C perhaps in 1579, in place of a first manor house of the previous century . The lands of Rimaison belong to the Rimaison family from the 15C to the 18C. They passed on to the Guergolay family in 1749. It was ruined in 1794 during the French revolution, when it was sold as national property. It then served as a stone quarry for the residents; purchased by Patern Le Mouel in 1817, these stones are used for the construction of the Kerdanet farm the Le Sourn. The castle was sold in 1957 to Xavier Ollivier, who transported the stones to rebuild Kergluyar Castle in Pluvigner.

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The remains of the old castle located in Bieuzy-les-Eaux (today called Pluméliau-Bieuzy) included the ruins of a two-level house in shale and granite, where a Renaissance-style turret remains.The entrance was through a large vestibule accessible by two arcades, from which radiated a grand staircase and through which access to the underground the remains of various other bodies of buildings, including a chapel dedicated to St. Remy, were also found. Only the remains of the vestibule remain in place after the sale and removal of the stones to Pluvigner.

Official Château de Rimaison blog in French

Today, the castle hosts an a typical Créperie shop and restaurant run by the descendants of Xavier Olivier. The setting is superb and the welcome is very warm. Indeed we agree. Do you dream of having lunch or dinner in a castle? Look no further, you’re at the right address. Comfortably installed on the veranda to make the most of this picturesque castle, you can then taste one of the house’s cake specialties. And after the meal, there’s nothing like a little walk in the garden where you can discover the beautiful little chapel that accompanies the Château de Rimaison. We love it here. The Créperie du Château blog in French

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There you go another gem in Pluvigner, if  you to eat you can see the castle properties. They do allow into the  Chapel on heritage days or like us we are clients. They do all kinds of festivities here from weddings to birthdays and school parties. Nice property just across the street from our bakery !!! Enjoy the Château/Créperie de Rimaison.

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

 

 

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