Manoir de Kerazan

Loctudy, France

Manoir de Kerazan was built in the 16th and 18th centuries. All the rooms are exactly like they were in the 19th century: kitchen, bedrooms, reception room, billiard room, drawing room, library etc. This manor was Joseph Astor's house when he was mayor of Quimper. It was bequeathed in 1928 to the Institut de France by its last owner, Joseph-Georges Astor. Visiting Kerazan, you will discover the art of living in Brittany during the 19th century including wonderful collections of paintings and pottery.

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Kerazan 116, Loctudy, France
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Founded: 1766
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Pierrette Fouillen (2 years ago)
Un domaine chargé d'histoire et un parc magnifique surtout en automne...
Marie-Pascale Anseaume (2 years ago)
Visite très agréable d'une maison"presque" encore habitée. C'est beau, c'est intéressant.
Pat Den (2 years ago)
Très beau parc manoir intéressant à être visité dommage que le prix d'entrée à 7 euros soit un peu cher juste pour voir des pièces du bas et dommage aussi qu'il n'y ai pas d'informations sur les bâtisses autour pour nous dire à quoi elles servaient a l'époque heureusement que nous sommes allés revoir la guide pour lui demander et qui nous as bien renseigné merci à elle
Mark Williams (2 years ago)
Very well preserved nineteenth century house. Well presented.
Sylvie Macquet (2 years ago)
Très belle visite. Y compris le parc. Troc et puces nous font découvrir les habitats d'autrefois autour de ce manoir.
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