Crévy Castle

Crévy Castle, locally known as Château de Crévy, lies north of the village of La Chapelle-Caro, in the Morbihan department in France.

The first fortification at this site was a Roman oppidum. The present castle dates back to the 14th century when it was built by either the Derval or Rougé family. Crévy Castle played an important role in the defence of the Duchy of Brittany because of its position on the road from Rennes to Vannes and the waterway from Brest to Nantes. The compact round tower on its north east corner dates back to that time.

The castle withstood 2 sieges by the troops of Henry IV of France, during the French Wars of Religion in 1592 and 1593.

During the 18th century Crévy Castle was redesigned by the Brilhac family and again in 1855 when the Gothic entrance with 2 flanking towers was built. In 1966 the castle was restored.

Because at present Crévy Castle is a private residence it can not be visited. A nice chateau.


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Crévy Castle

Crévy Castle, locally known as Château de Crévy, lies north of the village of La Chapelle-Caro, in the Morbihan department in France.

The first fortification at this site was a Roman oppidum. The present castle dates back to the 14th century when it was built by either the Derval or Rougé family. Crévy Castle played an important role in the defence of the Duchy of Brittany because of its position on the road from Rennes to Vannes and the waterway from Brest to Nantes. The compact round tower on its north east corner dates back to that time.

The castle withstood 2 sieges by the troops of Henry IV of France, during the French Wars of Religion in 1592 and 1593.

During the 18th century Crévy Castle was redesigned by the Brilhac family and again in 1855 when the Gothic entrance with 2 flanking towers was built. In 1966 the castle was restored.

Because at present Crévy Castle is a private residence it can not be visited. A nice chateau.


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View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://www.castles.nl/crevy-castle#sigFreeId4b8f9741fc