St Avé on my old way to work!!

Moving right along in my local road warrior mode I will bring you to another off the beaten path area of my beautiful Morbihan but very much known to me as used to passed every day to work by here and had my lunches and apéros in city center with friends. This is also the spot where saw one stage of the Tour de France (see post). Therefore, let me tell you about a hidden gem in Saint Avé on my old way to work!!

We went specifically to see the Château de Beauregard in the town of St Avé, off the N165 take the D779E direction St Avé, turn right into the D135 direction St Avé and down by the Chapel of Notre Dame du Loch turn left direction St Nolff on the next traffic circle bear left and quick right for the castle entrance. This is a private property so you cannot go all the way in but close enough. I have been once on a business conference but no pictures of the inside allowed.

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Taking my translation from the official site in French:

As its name suggests, the Castle of Beauregard is located on a height from which one can discover a landscape extended towards the Gulf of Morbihan. Access to the castle is via a majestic 500-meter bridle path, lined with beeches and hundred-year-old plane trees.

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The Château de Beauregard is a large 18-19C L-shaped residence located on a height from which we discover a very extensive landscape towards the Gulf of Morbihan. It comes from a first Manor existing in 1514 which was called “Le Manoir de Kerspihuiry”, belonging to Pierre Roland and which served as a hunting lodge. It was rebuilt in the 18C by undergoing several transformations, including the raising of a floor, which caused the disappearance of remains of the old Manor.  During WWII the Nazis occupied the castle, leaving the owners and some refugees in the outbuildings.

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This is a magnificent property  with its flowery cour d’honneur , a majestic French garden of 3000m2 inspire by the master André Le Nôtre (Versailles). Amongst other things there is a green well-kept park of 40 hectares.  The history of it of importance was that here the treaty of pacification of Brittany was signed in February 14 1800 between  Georges Cadoudal (hero of Brittany) ,and Général Brune,of the French ,ending the chouannerie (the local farmers and country people of the area who fought the French revolution) in Morbihan.

It is now use by wedding, events, exhibits, anniversary, family gathering, etc all for rental. You can have as much as 600 seated persons in one activity here. In all a wonderful property and one of the nice ones in the area.

The official webpage of the castle of Beauregardhttps://www.chateau-de-beauregard-56.fr/

There you go folks a wonderful property to see in the alleys even if not allowed in the view is impressive ,very beautiful looking castle indeed. Enjoy my Morbihan and remember, happy travels good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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