Château de Keriolet

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Château de Keriolet
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Château de Keriolet is located in Concarneau
Château de Keriolet
General information
Type Castle
Architectural style Gothic Revival architecture
Town or city Concarneau
Country France
Coordinates 47°53′11″N 3°54′29″W / 47.8865°N 3.9081°W / 47.8865; -3.9081
Current tenants Christophe Lévèque
Construction started 1863
Completed 1883
Client Zénaïde Narichkine-Ioussoupov
Owner Charles Chauveau
Design and construction
Architect Joseph Bigot

The Château de Keriolet is a castle built in the 19th century in Concarneau (France).[1]


At the end of 1850s, under the Second French Empire, Charles Chauveau meets the Russian princess Zénaïde Narichkine-Ioussoupov. She is in love with him, buys him count's title of Chauveau. The Château de Keriolet was commissioned by Zénaïde Narichkine-Ioussoupov (Felix Yusupov' defer grandmother), and built at the end of the 19th century by the French architect Joseph Bigot.[2]

The count of Chauveau, 57-year-old, dies in October, 1882 to Kériolet. Charles de Chauveau had bequeathed the domain to her sister, Madam Prieur. Zénaïde Narichkine-Ioussoupov bought back Kériolet and decided then to donate it, with her lands and her collections, in the department of Finistère

In 1956, Felix Yusupov won a lawsuit and regained possession of the castle on Finistère. The castle was sold to the city Concarneau in 1971. In 1988, Christophe Lévèque, acquires then the castle, restores it and opens it again to the public.[2]



See also[edit]



  • (French) Prince Félix Youssoupoff, La fin de Raspoutine, V&O Éditions, 1992
  • (French) A. Paban, Catalogue du Musée Départemental de Kériolet, Librairie Le Tendre, Concarneau, 1900
  • (French) Collectif, Le Guide Quimper, Éditions du patrimoine, 2006
  • (French) Gilles et Bleuzen du Pontavice, La cuisine des châteaux de Bretagne, Éditions Ouest-France, 1997
  • (French) Collecif, Bretagne XXe, un siècle d'architectures, Terre de Brume, Archives Modernes d'Architecture de Bretagne, 2001
  • (French) Pierre Angrand, Histoire des musées de province au XIXe, l'Ouest, Le cercle d'or, 1984