The Chateau of Kerjean was built in the late 16C for the Barbier family, in particular Louis Barbier who inherited great wealth from his uncle, the Abbott of St Mathieu. The buildings were badly damaged during the French Revolution, and pillaged for building materials in the 19C. The property passed into State control in 1911 and has been restored in the late 20C. We visited on a grey, wet day when it was too miserable for walking!
The Chapel has an interesting ceiling, with carvings.
I found the Chateau itself somewhat bleak and empty. However, there were some interesting pieces of furniture, such as these boxbeds, linen cupboards, and grain storage chests.
There are some grand fireplaces…
There are two kitchens and this one looked pretty basic by today’s standards!
The water supply comes from a well in the courtyard, just behind the gent.
It was an interesting visit on a gloomy day, and in good weather also offers a walk in the many acres of surrounding parkland.
The Chateau of Kerjean
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