Chateau de Kergrist
The Chateau de Kergrist is about 6 Kilometres from the Chateau de Tonquedec and the well sign-posted route to the chateau, similar to Tonquedec, stems from the D11 which runs from Lannion to Plouaret.
Once you have followed the signs and reached the chateau destination, you will be able to park in a dedicated car park on the right. The Chateau is a further 2 minutes walk further along the road and then on the left. (these directions will make sense when you get there!)
The Chateau is in the style of a grand manor, and is surrounded by the most beautiful and well-kept gardens.
The name ‘Kergrist’ comes from the Breton language, and means ‘Home’ (Ker) and ‘Christ’ (grist) so ‘Home’ or ‘House’ of Christ would be the probable translation.
The Chateau is situated in the commune of Ploubezre, which is locally pronounced ‘Ploubay’and indeed the chateau is sometimes referred to as ‘Ploubezre Castle’
The Castle was built in the 1400’s by the Kergrist family, and at that time it was built as a farm with fortifications. Around 300 years later the building was redeveloped as a fortified manor after which the fortifications were removed and it became the chateau that we know today.
The Castle Kergrist is well worth a visit, and unfortunately the following pictures give only a flavour of the establishment because on the day of our visit the building was closed, but bookmark this page, because our next visit to the Chateau will reveal the interior of the building.