Château de Guilguiffin

Landudec, France

A family named Guilguiffin appears in the annals of the area, but seems to die out in the 14th century. Guilllaume De Ty Varlen settled at Guilguiffin and had a significant fortified residence. Jean Louis Armand Fortuné De Plouec, born in 1694, replaced the ancient manorr with the current chateau between 1750 and 1760, using plans drawn up by the Quimper architect Nicolas Pochic. In 1797 the donjon, a lead-capped tower in the middle of the chateau, was razed. In 1847, 4 years later, the chapel collapses but is rebuilt within the same year. In 1965, the chateau was in desolate condition. In 1967, Philippe Davy immediately begins restoration of the property. Today Château de Guilguiffin provides accomodation services.

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Founded: 1750-1760
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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