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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Newik Boubouille (7 months ago)
I put a note because I'm sick of Maps asking for my opinion. I have never visited the Chateau de Careil, but I walk my dog ​​in front of it every day. I put 5 stars because you are probably very nice, I will put a real opinion when I have the chance to visit the castle.
Stephanie Bichon (12 months ago)
A very good time spent at the castle of Careil. Beautiful dynamic tour and perfect for children. I recommend it ++++
iCube Officiel (13 months ago)
I recommend the candlelight tours, they are fun, I haven't done the other tours yet.
Jean-Claude Toutain Bonsoir (14 months ago)
The master of the castle excellent, small castle sure, but we had a good time .... a tip go there.
BOULANGER Thierry (14 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.
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