Chateau de Keriolet
Chateau de Keriolet
4.5
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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hemel hempstead254 contributions
Aug 2011
We arrived at the chateau expecting to walk around the grounds and castle but found out that you can only go inside with the guide. There are tours at 11.45 and one in the afternoon - be aware that the grounds shut for lunch between 1pm-2pm.

The guide and tour were excellent and well worth waiting for. The rooms inside are fasinating and add enough to interest young children they were so well decorated. Our guide Marie really illuminated the history of the place and was able to give the tour in english. It left us wanting to know more about the history of the russian princess who built it and the family/staff who lived and worked there.

The current owners are trying to restore the castle to its former glory but the rooms which are open really are in excellent shape already - it is a place which will be worth another visit to see how things are going.

Next to the castle is a park with climbing frame, swings etc for the kids which makes a great picnic site.
Written September 20, 2011
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Hugh W
Tavistock, UK30 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
Strangely fascinating architectural mishmash of all sorts of different styles, both outside and inside. Chateau has been restored over last few years, interior can only be visited in company of a guide. The female guide who looked after our group was very engaging and well informed, but spoke far too fast for most non-native French speakers to understand. fortunately I am a French teacher, so could interpret for my sister who nevertheless normally understands French quite easily. This was a shame, and slightly created the impression that we were being rushed from room to room.
Most entertaining thing to see - statue of the great Gaulish warrior Vercingetorix in an extremely camp pose in the grounds!
Written July 19, 2014
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Laurence D
Princeton, NJ58 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Lovely place of a fairly tale castle and story in the quaint city of Concarneau. Beautiful castle and garden. Excellent guided tour.
Written July 21, 2021
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Honestreviewer32
Ireland95 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
Lovely, quirky, quaint castle but my problem with this attraction is that the brochures market it as wheelchair friendly, and it is not. There is no disabled parking, the terrain is rough ground and to enter you have to go up steps and descent steps through the historic gate house and it's narrow door widths (this is where the ticket office is). This is also where the toilets are, and they are not wheelchair accessible, so this attraction is not suitable for wheelchair users - unless special arrangements can be made to bring you in through a different gate and you can exit your wheelchair to access the toilet.

The house itself has a few steps up/down to get around. I did not do the crypt part of the tour due to the number of stairs, but I managed to walk about the house with crutches, leaving my wheelchair in the car.

The tour guides are voluntary and we had a lovely young student giving our tour - she was actually Polish, studying English Art History but living in France since a child I think. The tour was in French but we had been given an English paper guide so I didn't feel like we missed out on anything, plus our guide did speak some English and could fill us in on bits and pieces.

A lovely attraction to visit. Quite unusual, small and quirky as castles and chateau's go. I do wish though that the French tourism board would crack down on these sites that say that they are wheelchair friendly, bit in reality are not. We came across this a few times.
Written September 18, 2017
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Len L
Crudwell, UK196 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
See what you can do when money's no object. This was a 15th century manor house transformed in the 19th century into a chateau by a Russian Imperial Princess, Zénaïde Narisckine and her husband Count Charles de Chauveau, to be a holiday home. Apparently she only spent a couple of months there each summer. The place eventually (late 20th century) fell on hard times and was pretty derelict and extensively looted. It is now being renovated with a mish mash of furniture and other accoutrements but, nevertheless, is very charming. Guided tours are included in the entry price and our guide, Sarah, an art and architecture student from The Sorbonne, Paris, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic - bravo. The gardens are pleasant but not very extensive so I'd suggest you ring in advance to get some idea of when the tours set off. There is a simple cafe but nothing else to occupy your time. Worth a visit but beware, cash only, no credit cards.
Written June 29, 2017
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Guenter A. B
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany52 contributions
Aug 2022
went there for a concert by the OCTUOR DE RANCE...fantastic music in a equivalent setting. Wonderful garden and woods
Written August 15, 2022
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glyn l
Fareham, UK665 contributions
Jul 2019
This chateau tells a sad story .Built in 19 century it was hardly lived in and then left , stripped of stuff and the current owner is trying to gradually renovate it.The kitchen with all its valuable tiles , that were not taken, is probably the highlight.Enjoyable
Written September 11, 2019
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Redcoat‘s Return
Switzerland55 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
My wife and I were staying at the little manor house right next to this chateau. So we walked over to take the tour. Immediately, I was struck by the grandeur and gothic style of this chateau, two chained stone dogs ate the entrance with the warning “Cave Canum“ enscribed, I thought if Harry Potter and Hogwarts! Well, the tour was excellent and the chateau has an intriguing history of royalty, prince and princess, deception, hights of status and times of ruin. Its a must if you are nearby and have the time. 😉
Written July 11, 2019
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Gaengphed
Amsterdam, The Netherlands221 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Our navigation did not show the address, but we thought that coming from Mousterlin we would surely see roadsigns along the route toward Concarneau...but we didn't see any until we were at E. Leclerc! From there it's a few minutes drive.
The grounds and forest are nice. When driving through the main gate it feels a bit like if almost no one comes here. It feels desolated.
For a family of four access costs only 16,50 euro's. Ok, it's not a big castle and it's too bad most of all the original relics have been stolen during the ages. But still it's an ok morning filler. The outside looks very pretty and one can make really nice photos from the gardens around the castle.
English hand-outs with the ancient story about the Russian princess are provided. The tour is in French but the friendly students can also answer your questions in English.
One just wonders how the Russian princess could converse with her Western knight.
Not all the rooms are open for visitors. Rooms that are open are on the ground floor and below.
You can have a pancake, tea or coffee afterwards.

What most people don't see is that there is a very large playground just behind the trees...
Written August 17, 2017
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C-121
Ashbourne, Ireland153 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Not a large chateau by French standards but well worth a visit as it is steeped in history. Tours are available at reasonable rates and the grounds can be used for picknicks.
Written August 9, 2017
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  • Sun - Fri 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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