A modern chateau in a classic style in Finistere
The chateau was built for James Kerjégu between 1894 and 1904 replacing an earlier 17th century building.
Unfortunately he died shortly after its completion.
The château was equipped with all the latest innovations: electricity, central heating, telephone, lifts etc. There are 44 bedrooms are served by four staircases.
A hidden treasure in the black mountains of Brittany
To reach the castle from the main entrance, you pass the magnificent stables where free exhibitions are held often featuring local artists. You will find a gift shop in the foyer.
Rooms open to the public at Trévarez
The estate was acquired by the county council of Finistere in 1968 after suffering years of neglect. They have implemented a restoration program and a few rooms are now open to the public. Some of these can be seen in an unrestored state.
The shop staff will happily provide an iPad to guide you through the faded grandeur and fine craftsmanship on show.
The gardens at Trevarez
Also to be enjoyed are marked trails leading to fountains, ponds, pools, natural woodlands, open grassland rich with wildflowers and English style gardens. A chapel lies at the foot of valley overlooked by the chateau.
Camellia Festival at Trevarez
In early spring the chateau plays host to the "Trevarez en camelia" festival. Beautiful blooms abound and you will find activities for children on offer as well as talks and workshops on the planting and propagation of camellias. There is also a Rhododendron Festival later in spring.