Château de Careil

Guérande, France

The Château de Careil is a fortified house constructed from the end of the 14th century and enlarged in the 15th and 16th centuries. The manor had originally a defensive function, as witnessed by the crenellated curtain wall which still exists. Under the Reformation, it served as a place of worship for the protestants established in the Guérande peninsula. For this reason, it was attacked and pillaged on 11 May 1589 by the Catholic League. In 1699, some time after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, the manor was siezed and sold to a Catholic family. After becoming a restaurant in 1924, the site is currently a visitors' centre. A third wing of the building no longer exists; it was destroyed in an accidental fire in the 18th century.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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iCube Officiel (52 days ago)
I recommend the candlelight tours, they are fun, I haven't done the other tours yet.
BOULANGER Thierry (2 months ago)
The castle is wonderful. The guide is talented and funny! I learned more about history during this visit of a good hour than during all my schooling :-) An unforgettable moment for the children in particular. If I lived in the region I would definitely choose this castle to celebrate a birthday.
Solenne Picard Destelan (2 months ago)
Superb discovery of the Château de Careil with a guided tour by the passionate and very welcoming owner! We were delighted to be able to discover it through the visit but also through a wedding !! Nice place to get married or otherwise !! Thank you again for your warm welcome!
Laetitia PENING (3 months ago)
Very beautiful heritage. The owner of the place takes us on a journey through the history of this property and little anecdotes. Very good guide that captivates the attention of young and old.
Clara Lemonnier (20 months ago)
Super visite ! Nous sommes venus à 4 et avons eu le droit à une visite de plus d'1h30. Le propriétaire des lieux est passionné, nous partage son savoir et nous plonge dans l'histoire du château. Nous avons adoré et recommandons pour petits et grands !
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