Château de Caradeuc

Ille-et-Vilaine, France

The Chateau de Caradeuc was built in 1722 by Anne-Raoul Caradeuc de la Chalotais. It is most famous by its gardens, built in the 19th century on the woodland hills of Bécherel in the formal French style. Gardens were designed in 1898 by Edouard André. Decorated with many statues the gardens offer a spectacular panorama over the high valley of the Rance. They are open on weekends and bank holidays in May, June and September.

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Founded: 1722
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Mathilde ANDREANI (2 years ago)
Magnifique parc qui offre une agréable promenade parsemée de points de vue et de monuments variés.
Nicolas Le Gall (2 years ago)
Joli parc pour une belle promenade ombragée à la recherche des statues
silvano cristiani (2 years ago)
Bellissimo parco che mantiene le nobili proporzioni e il segno architettonico di quello originario anche negli adeguamenti successivi
quitterie percie du sert (2 years ago)
Très bel endroit, reposant, et agréable pour venir se balader !
Pascal Hervé (2 years ago)
Très bon restaurant
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