Château de Keriolet

Concarneau, France

Keriolet manor dates back to the 15th century. It was redesigned in the 19th century by princess Zénaïde Narischkine Youssoupoff, the aunt of Russian Tsar Nikolai II, for her young spouse, the Count of Chauveau in Concarneau, a commoner for whom she purchased two noble titles. Extremely fond of the region, the princess"s design uses numerous symbols to represent Breton history and tradition (Breton couples in traditional dress, stoat"s paws, Breton nationalist symbols, etc).

During the 20th century, the Château de Keriolet belonged to several different owners, including the princess’s grandson, Felix Yusupov, who was famous for his role in the assassination of Rasputin. Since 1988, the Château has been wonderfully restored. Nowadays the site hosts some top electronic music events.

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Founded: 19th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Kelly Butler (4 months ago)
The Chateau was stunning and the tour guides were very good. However I would not recommend for non French speakers with children. Unfortunatley the only way you can see the interior is with a tour and it was just to hard with kids, trying to stop them from touching all the antiques. It would have been great if we could of just quickly walked through with the kids. In saying that the exterior is stunning and the kids loved roaming the garden.
Charlene Elliott (4 months ago)
beautiful chateau with history from the 19th century. cost for a family of 4 is 18€. would not recommend for young children and English speaking families. the tour was in French and for 1 hour. tour would have been more interesting if we knew what the lovely guide was saying. she gave us a pamphlet to read which was helpful.
amanda kulkagriffiths (4 months ago)
Super, guided tours only but would not be so interesting if you dont hear the history. It takes about an hour, cash or cheques no cards. A lot of funny details, a mix of original 15th century house surrounded and enlarged to a gothic 18 and 19th century walls.
Alexandre Devert (5 months ago)
The castle history is the kind of tragicomedy that would make for a great movie. Sadly, the castle suffered a lot and what remains is a shell of what it once was. While the neo- gothic architecture extravaganza is fun to watch, it remains quite empty. The guide was nice and made the visit enjoyable.
Mirjam Out (17 months ago)
Really beautiful castle to visit. The guided tour is the best thing to do here, it is only 7 euros for an adult and parking is free. The guide talks in French, but you can ask questions in English as well. They also hand out texts in other languages so everyone can follow the tour and get all the information. The guide we had was quite young, but did a really good job of telling everything about the castle. Highly recommend if you are in the area!
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