Château de Trévarez

Saint-Goazec, France

The Château de Trévarez is a stately home commissioned by James Kerjégu, Chairman of the General Council of Finistère, and built at the end of the 19th century by the French architect Walter-André Destailleur.

Trévarez is one of the most recent châteaux built in France. Construction was completed around the beginning of the twentieth century. In 1941, the château was taken over by the German occupying forces. The castle was bombed on 30 July 1944 by the Royal Air Force.

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Founded: 1893
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Agnes Eide (21 months ago)
Each time I go there I discover something new, a different tree, another type of plant. The castle is very interesting to visit and well maintained with a very descriptive permanent exhibit of the history of the place. Do not miss the festivals of flowers. Take time to visit the park, it is one of a kind and deserves all your attention.
Denis COOMBES (2 years ago)
The Domain Trevarez is well worth a visit particularly until the 6th Jan for the light shows. This year is something totally different. Not particularly christmassy but amazing for children of all ages.,Do go.
Malcolm Shakesheff (2 years ago)
An interesting modern, turn of the 20c built chateau. Beautiful walking on mature woodland paths and gardens.The house is undergoing a major renovation but there are areas to visit. Frequent events and exhibitions take place throughout the year when café facilities are available in the old stables. Recommended.
Simon Veal (2 years ago)
a beautiful chateau lots of history in lovely grounds and only a snip at 7.50 euro entry. nice coffee shop with cakes and lovely gift shop . well worth a visit 5 stars
Paul Dunford (2 years ago)
Interesting steel framed chateau. Nice grounds. Best visited in April or first 3 weeks of May but nice at any time. Not furnished but interesting history.
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