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Château de Canisy
50750 CANISY
Comte et Comtesse de KERGORLAY


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Château de Canisy
  Set on 740 acres of verdant Normandy countryside and in existence for 1000 years, the Château de Canisy is an historic presence of monumental proportions.  It is even more special because for those thousand years it has belonged to the same family and is their  home.

Now at the start of a new millennium, visitors to Canisy will be warmly welcomed and treated like friends as they share in the ageless charm of the château and timeless beauty of the parc.  Visitors will be intrigued by the château's history  -  a history with origins in the Middle Ages followed by transformations in the 16th, 18th and 19th centuries.  A family ancestor accompanied William the Conqueror on his conquest of England and took part in the first Crusade in 1096. 

The marriage of Hervé de Carbonnel to Anne de Matignon inspired the restoration work of 1588 using troisgots, the  violet-colored local stone with amethyst highlights, resulting in a unique color and dimension.  The château was occupied by the German military from 1940 as a base of operations and then suffered extensive damage during August of 1944,  as the battlefront drove through Canisy in the wake of Operation Cobra and the American breakthrough. 

Restoration work was extensive from the 1960s through to the present time, and today Canisy invites guests to enjoy spacious and tastefully decorated bedrooms, providing modern amenities in a traditional atmosphere.  The guest bathrooms, many in beautiful marble with antique tubs, are breathtakingly luxurious -- some of the most luxurious we have ever seen.   Guests  find themselves surrounded by magnificent paintings, rich fabrics and wallcoverings,  and period French furniture in the warm and inviting salons and dining room. 

The views of the château parc from every window will make it hard to remember you aren't dreaming!   Exquisite meals are prepared  by the hotel staff, and your hosts will encourage you to take dinner au château to immerse yourself in the relaxing ambiance of Château de Canisy - especially on the evening of your arrival.    Bed and breakfast accommodations are offered as well as the ability to rent the château for a week or for a shorter few days for family celebrations, weddings and other grand events. 

A visit to Canisy will long be remembered for the château's sheer magnificence and the significant part its family played in the history of France and Normandy. 


Exclusive Rental of Château is priced per day for groups of 10 to 50 persons.  Please inquire for the rate.  An additional rate from € 500 to € 1500 will be added for the assistance of staff and organizing private parties, weddings, anniversaires or professional seminars. 
Rooms on a Bed & Breakfast Plan: 2 rooms with bathroom nearby at € 125 per night. En suite rooms: single at €150 per night; doubles € 300, € 320, € 350, € 400 and € 450 per night; suites €450 per night. Breakfast is included in all prices.
Dependencies: "Aunt's House" 4 rooms sharing a bath and "Farm" 5 doubles with baths - only open to groups exceeding the capacity of the château. Request prices.
All rooms and suites are non-smoking 
Families: 50% the adult rate for 2 children under 15; 75% the adult rate for children ages 15 - 20
Lunch or Buffet: € 50 per person; Cocktails with canapés: from € 50  per person; Dinner (with apéritif, entrée, main course, cheese, dessert, water, wines, coffee and digestifs)  € 80 per person; Gala Dinner: € 120 per person; Gala Dinner and access to the discothèque is €130 per person.  € 50 per bottle of Champagne; € 30 per bottle of wine. Ask for pricing for florists, magicians, or other additions to your special occasion.

Open January 6 until December 13.
On the grounds:  Walking, jogging, horseback riding, biking, tennis, hot-air ballooning, archery, trapshooting, fishing. Often the château is made available for groups for special occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, seminars and family celebrations.
Vicinity:  St-Lô, Caen, Le Mont St-Michel, golf courses, the tapestry at Bayeux, the cathedral at Coutances, the abbeys at Hambye, Lessay and Cerisy-la-Forêt. Normandy landing beaches and the British and American cemeteries.  The island of Chausey off Granville and the Channel Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, Sark, Alderney and Herm.


From Paris/Caen:  The A 13 Autoroute to Rouen / Caen.  At Caen take the A 84 Autoroute direction Vire / Rennes / Mont St-Michel.   Exit 40 onto the N 174,  direction St-Lô.  Just before St-Lô, take the D 972, go left direction Coutances. Go about 6.5 kilometers to Candol where you turn left onto the D 999.  You are asked to take great care at the intersection of the D 999,  as it is very dangerous.  Stay on the D 999 for about 2 kilometers to the D 38 on your right.  Take the D 38 for 5 kilometers direction Canisy.  In the village turn right after the church (rue de Kergorlay) and you will see the château on your right.  It is not signposted as it is a private residence.

From Caen/Bayeux:  If you reach Caen and continue on the N 13 to Bayeux, bear left at Bayeux on the periphérique and take the D 572 direction St-Lô.  Follow the beltway around St-Lô, direction Mont St-Michel.  When you arrive at  "Rond Point de la Liberté",  take the   D 999 direction Villlledieu / Mont St-Michel.  Stay on the D 999 for only 1 kilometer, and at Candol take the D 38 to Canisy as described in the previous directions.

Heliport on site.
Airport:  Caen (60 km) 
Railway: Lison (20 km), St-Lo (8 km) 
Car Rental St-Lo (click here)

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