Chateau de Kerlois of Pluvigner !!

Again, my little town of Pluvigner packs several castles althought private. When it comes to history and architecture as in my belle France, we are loaded!  I like to update this older post for you and me; hope you enjoy it as I. Therefore, here is my take on the Château de Kerlois of Pluvigner !! Again, this is open sometimes on heritage days but not , and sometimes on gardens of Brittany days. The Château de Kerlois is located on the D102 road direction Sainte Anne d’Auray.

The Château de Kerlois dates mostly from the 17C (facade) but preserves some elements of the 15C. At the beginning of 15C, the castle 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 by Loudun. 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 French Navy.


The city of Pluvigner on its castles/mansions

There you go folks, another dandy castle from my little town of Pluvigner. Hope you enjoy the post on the Château de Kerlois as I. We pack a lot of fascinating history and architecture in my beautiful Morbihan,and lovely Bretagne.

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

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