Château de Kerjean

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The Château de Kerjean is located in the town of Saint-Vougay, a 20 min-drive from Roscoff.

It was built during the French Renaissance (16th century) by the Barbier family and considered one of the most beautiful castle in France by the king himself : ""Such splendid and magnificent structures", "worthy our presence if only our business would attend us there..." However, during the French Revolution, the marquise was sent to the guillotine and the castle was abandoned. It then became property of the Nation and served as a military post. In 1802, it was sold to the Brilhac family and was used as a quarry. It was not until 1911 that the building was bought by the state and classified Historical Monument and later restored in 2005.

Today, the castle The Château de Kerjean is at the centre of a 20-hectare natural area, defended by powerful battlements, and distinguishes itself by its rich Renaissance architecture. 25 rooms are open to the public and animated by surprising digital medias. Discover the Marquise's appartments, the chapel with its fine timber arches, the kitchens, semi-underground ceremonial rooms and the collection of ancient furniture.

Each year, a temporary exhibition presents a blend of ancient objects, contemporary art and digital creations, exploring a topic related to the Renaissance Period. In 2020, time-travel back to 1500 and follow the footsteps of conquerors and explorers with the exhibition: “In Unknown Lands?”

Guided tours, children activities such as treasure hunts, and lectures, performances, traditional dancing, fireworks are regularly organised throughout the year.

Opening times

From 9th - 24th February, October 2nd to November 3rd & December 23rd to January 5th 2020 :
Everyday (except Tuesday and bank holidays) from 2pm to 5.30pm.
From April 6th to June 30th & 2nd - 30th September:
Everyday (except on Tuesdays and special events) from 2pm to 6pm.
From July 1st to September 1st:
Everyday from 10am to 6.30pm.

Free access to the gardens.

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