The history of Château de Canon originates from The Middle Ages, when it was owned by Franqueville (15th century), Sarcilly (16th century) and Bérenger families. In 1727 Robert Bérenger sold the castle to de la Rocque, who build a new castle, pond and garden. Today it is a 20ha estate, perfectly preserved from the 18th century. There is a French-English style park with period decorations like marble statues, various rock styles, 300 years old trees, waterfalls, water mirror and hydraulic system, maze, huge enclosed gardens, 'chartreuses' small gardens. There is also an organic farm - sale of farm produce and discovery farm with a variety of pets.

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Founded: 1727
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Nikolai Navarro (2 years ago)
Amazing Castle with great apple based home made products!
deva devi (3 years ago)
We went before Christmas, the Château was nice decorated , and this year they have opened for the visitors a small place in the basemend. The weather was not on our side so we stood close to the castle. There is a small lake with swans, but there seemed something more to see, I suppose in spring/summer the gardens must be realy pleasent . We enjoyed our visit.
maria fernanda campos (3 years ago)
Best location in the region. The owner is the most lovely lady I have ever met. Hospitality, great breakfast and amazing place. I strongly recommend!
Calvin Packwood (3 years ago)
The farm is great as you can get closer to the animals. It was a really good day out, with a young family and a picnic. I would avoid on a wet day.
Francine Litwak (3 years ago)
so beautiful! I love old castles.
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