Château de Lanniron

Quimper, France

Château de Lanniron belonged to the bishops of Quimper since the 12th century. In the 15th century, Lord Bertrand de Rosmadec erected a new manor which his successors used until the end of the 18th century either as a permanent residence or a summer residence. In the 17th century, Lord François de Coëtlogon extended the property. He will be remembered not only for his great deeds as a bishop but also for creating wonderful gardens.

The main embellishments of Lanniron were the large canal, the fountains, the ornamental Lake of Neptune and the Orangerie which is now the place for concerts during the musical weeks of Quimper. Also Lord Ploeuc and Lord Farcy beautified Lanniron and the manor was extended.

During the revolution, Lanniron sadly declined and it was subsequently sold by the State in 1791. It was looted, it had several owners for about 10 years and Emmanuel Harrington converted the manor to a Palladian residence. From plannings, that were drawn in London, we can deduce that Harrington wanted to modernise the gardens by removing the terraces. Fortunately, he did not have the necessary time to execute his project.

Charles de Kerret, the grandfather of the present owners, became the owner of Lanniron in 1833. He also brought back Sequoïas and Wellingtonias. Lanniron suffered a lot during the German occupation in the last war. Around 1950 one of the main features of the big canal, its water, was deprived. The camping site of Orangerie de Lanniron was created in 1969 in order to maintain the survival of the property and to attract tourists to the banks of the River Odet and its region.



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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)

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John O'Brien (19 months ago)
Nothing like it's description on their website, very poorly maintained, few flowers, lawns roughly cut, margins untrimmed, we travelled from Guidel to visit. Best part of the visit was the McDonald's meal at the nearby roundabout, with apologies to McDonald's. Don't waste your time, fuel or effort visiting.
Dmitry Loginov (20 months ago)
Nothing special, absolutely not worth 8/9 euro for entrance. The gate from riverside is closed, only entrance is through the parking of golf club. Half of the site is camping, other is for golf and weddings. The chateau is a small and dull building. Looks like owners are trying to get all the cash juice from the land without offering anything in return. Rather enjoy the other side of the river with its Promenade du Halage for free.
cup cake club Carroll (2 years ago)
What a beautiful place wouid highly recommend this dream word , with so much to do sit and relax by the pool with a book , or explore the landscape , bike rides walkways, and lots for kids crazy golf bouncy castles etc...
Emz Lagundino (3 years ago)
Beautiful, and very relaxing Parc with a garden and a view of the chateau..really stunning..worth the visit..its very massive great place to stroll
Gijs Leffelaar (3 years ago)
9 euro entrance fee is a bit much to have a walk in a garden. Though the children did like the climbing and bouncing activities in the trampoforest.
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