Chateau de Canisy Castle
France, Canisy

For centuries, the Chateau de Canisy belongs to the noble French family de Kergorle. The castle is located in Normandy, in the English department, about 300 km from Paris. In 1066, the owner of the castle was Hugo de Carbonnel, under the leadership of William the Conqueror, who participated in the conquest of England. In these times, the castle was a fortified tower and a residential building. Actually, the construction of the castle as such began in the 16th century, after the marriage of Herve de Carbonnel with the daughter of the Marshal of France. The design of the castle was entrusted to the royal architect Francois Gabriel. To finish the castle, a local stone was used, which has a purple hue, and in the sun acquires the color of amethyst. In the XVIII century, Antoine de Fudo inherited the castle from his kin de Carbonnel, and in 1787 the wedding of his granddaughter Justine de Fudo and Louis-Gabriel de Kergorle took place, combining two noble families. The wedding took place in the Tuileries Palace in the presence of the French king and queen Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. The family sends the young couple to Italy, and in 1794 the owners of the castle were arrested and executed by the Jacobins. In 1803, Louis-Gabriel and Justine returned from Italy, they settled in the castle, and their son Herve de Kergorle became the General Counsel and Member of Parliament. Herve's cousin Louis Kergorle often visited the castle with his friend Alexis de Tocqueville, a French politician, author of the historical and political treatise Democracy in America, which is called the "best book on democracy and the best book about America." During World War II, the castle was captured by German soldiers, and during the retreat, it was badly damaged. It is known that during the entire time the Nazis stayed in the castle, Count de Kergorle, the then owner of the castle, who knew German very well, never even spoke to German soldiers in a pointed manner. In 1945, the Chateau De Canisy was included in the list of historical monuments in France to be restored. The current owners of the castle, Count and Countess Denis de Kergorle, use the Chateau De Canisi as their suburban residence. Castle doors are also open to visitors, corporate events of foundations and companies, concert evenings and wedding receptions. High-ranking guests of the Counts de Kergorle in the castle were the Japanese Princess Masako, the King of Belgium Philip, the US Secretary of State Robert McNamara, the Governor of Texas Rick Perry, the writer and politician Pierre-Jean Remy, the footballer Michel Platini and many other famous personalities. The castle has 14 luxurious rooms in which you can spend a romantic weekend or an unforgettable wedding and feel like an aristocrat. Rooms must be booked in advance.

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