Château de Rimaison of 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. I am updating this older post with new text and pictures in the blog, Hope you enjoy it as I.

Update: We have come to know the owners well, and shhh it is for sale for about 1,3M Euros if interested,,,,,,I have heard, cannot confirm but a buyer has been found and kept private for now. The creperie site is down so maybe it will not be , sad if it is. This castle/créperie is part of our history here in Pluvigner! Oh well confirm it has been sold to an Islander (Iceland) for a bit over 1 million euros. He is a builder of longboats or drakkars! He is 70 yrs old so maybe thinking of retirement here, and wife of Russian/Ukranian according to the local newspaper Telegramme. Oh well the créperie is gone, let’s see what would do to the castle. Like I said a history of Pluvigner is turning and I am part of it!! News article Telegramme:https://www.letelegramme.fr/morbihan/auray/a-pluvigner-le-chateau-de-rimaison-vendu-a-un-islandais-09-04-2022-12980415.php

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.

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. On a plot of 7,000 m2 , Fourteen rooms including seven bedrooms on four levels, the building covers 700 m2 with an outbuilding.

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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. It has a wonderful garden and gorgeous enclosed terrace veranda The property has a fountain with a figure of a Virgin and a Chapel where celebration are held on special dates.

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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.

The Bay of Quiberon tourist office on the chapel in the castle : https://www.baiedequiberon.bzh/a-voir-a-faire/culture-et-patrimoine/chapelles-et-eglises/chapelle-du-chateau-de-rimaison
The Detours d’Art cultural heritage local site on the chapel of Rimaison : https://www.detourdart.com/sites/chapelle-de-rimaison/
The Restaurantguru resto reviews site on the creperie in the castle :https://restaurantguru.com/La-Creperie-du-Chateau-Pluvigner

There you go folks, another gem in Pluvigner . 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 indeed worth a detour for the architecture and the crêperie ! Enjoy the Château de Rimaison.

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

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