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
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)

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Breizh Triskel (11 months ago)
Pleasant castle, one of the last independent castles in the region. Visit carried out by the owner of the premises. Another way to discover the history of this region
Laurie Gaillard (12 months ago)
Very nice visit by the owner who is very friendly. We notice that he is passionate and that he likes to transmit his knowledge and knowledge. It was a very beautiful historical discovery.
Guillaume C (12 months ago)
Very beautiful castle to visit. The guided tour is very enriching and well detailed. The guide knows his subject well and enhances the journey with anecdotes and a little humor. It was a good time.
Stéphanie (13 months ago)
Pleasant visit by the owner of the place who is passionate about history, we learn interesting things about the castle, and the area, as well as certain details that I will let you discover by visiting this place. Just a little bit of cleaning to do but I know it's not always easy to do everything, in any case we enjoyed this visit like the owner who is very pleasant thank you for this good time
Alex VILFRANT (2 years ago)
Super nice this castle of Careil. I went there for the wedding. Already the owner is super nice, the caterers I had to deal with were great and so the newlyweds were also happy. In addition the castle is visited. Really a great place. Here are some photos of my installation for this wedding and here is the room.
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