Château de Trévarez

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Château de Trévarez
Saint-Goazec, Finistère, Brittany in France
Trevarez Castle
Front view of Trévarez
Château de Trévarez is located in France
Château de Trévarez
Château de Trévarez
CoordinatesCoordinates: 48°09′10″N 3°48′24″W / 48.15278°N 3.80667°W / 48.15278; -3.80667
TypePalace
Site information
OwnerGeneral Council of Finistère
Controlled byMonument historique
Open to
the public
Yes
ConditionGood
WebsiteDomaine de Trévarez
Site history
Built1893 (1893)
Built byWalter-André Destailleur
In use1907 (1907)

The Château de Trévarez (lit: Pink Castle or Red Castle)[1] is a stately home in the commune of Saint-Goazec in Finistère, in Brittany, France.[2]

The former manor house was built in the 16th century (the west part) and the 17th century (the east part).[2] The present structure was commissioned by James de Kerjégu, Chairman of the General Council of Finistère, and built at the end of the 19th century by the French architect Walter-André Destailleur.

Trévarez is one of the most recent châteaux built in France. Construction was completed around the beginning of the twentieth century. In 1941, the château was taken over by the German occupying forces. The castle was bombed on 30 July 1944 by the Royal Air Force.[1]

Location and style[edit]

The château is located on a promontory overlooking the valley of Alder. Its architecture is a combination of traditional style and technological innovations.[1]

A statue on the terrace.
Château de Trévarez

Protection[edit]

The château is partly listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.[2] The park and gardens are also listed on the Ministry's database and are open to the public.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Chateau of Trevarez". Châteaux Français. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Ministry of Culture: Château de Trévarez (in French)
  3. ^ Ministry of Culture: Parc du château de Trévarez (in French)

External links[edit]

Media related to Château de Trévarez at Wikimedia Commons