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Chateau de Canisy
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Why Stay At Chateau de Canisy
Live like French aristocracy at this 14-suite chateau in Normandy, France, surrounded by 750 acres of gardens and woodland.
Normandy's Chateau de Canisy boasts quite a pedigree: Marie Antoinette, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Napoleon Bonaparte were friends and relatives of the Kergorlay family, an aristocratic clan who have owned the chateau for more than 400 years. Now, parts of the original 1066 house remain, bolstered by considerable renovations that also retained many of the 16th-century additions. Original purple-hued stones are set in window and door frames, and antique furnishings and family portraits are found in each of the 14 suites. By day, explore the estate's 750 acres on horseback or by carriage, passing pristine gardens and lakeside spots as you go; at night, toast your good fortune over a glass of Normandy's traditional apple brandy, Calvados, stored in the castle cellars.
Normandy is filled with farms, and the estate itself produces fruit, vegetables, dairy, and poultry. Ask the concierge to arrange an on-site tour.
Don't miss the arcade room, which is lined with photographs taken by singer-songwriter Joan Baez, a family friend of the estate's Comte and Comtesse.
Arrive at Caen Carpiquet Airport (CFR) which is approximately 50 miles from the chateau. Anticipate about 60 minutes of travel time.6-8 Rue de Kergorlay, Canisy, Normandie, France
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Park + Gardens
- Expansive Grounds
- Reception Rooms
- Billiard Room
- Golf Courses nearby
- Individually Designed
- En-suite Bathrooms
- In-house Dining Room
- Live Musical Entertainment
- 2 adults + 1 child max occupancy in all rooms
- Welcome drink
- Breakfast each morning
Why We Love Canisy
Canisy, set on the Contentin peninsula near the La Manche channel, is one of Normandy's most iconic food destinations, thanks to numerous farms and cellars that produce Camembert and Calvados.
Dinner for two $50.
Where to Drink: Le Black Bird Pub, also in Saint-Lô, offers more than 60 European beers and 35 types of Scottish and international whiskeys, plus billiards and frequent live music performances.
45 Rue Torteron.
Drinks for two $23.
Best Day Trip: Normandy's D-Day battlefields are located less than an hour's drive north of Canisy. Among the arresting sites: the church and Airborne Museum at Sainte-Mère-Église and Omaha beaches and the American Cemetery. Read More
Why Go Now
December 7 + 8, 2013
Fête de la Coquille Saint-Jacques
Scallop festival celebrating the beginning of the fishing season.
Mid-December to January, 2013
Illuminated towns and villages around Bocage
The Bocage landscapes, around Domfront and Flers, are all lit up for Christmas.
January 17 - 19, 2014
Les Puces Rouennaises d'Hiver
Well-known antiques' fair with over three hundred antique dealers.