Kernault, on the heritage trail
Manoir de Kernault, built in the 15th century and owned by the Conseil Départemental, is part of the "Chemins du Patrimoine en Finistère" public establishment for cultural cooperation (EPCC). With its traces of Gothic architecture, 16th-century house, 17th-century timber-framed granary, 18th-century seigniorial hall and private chapel, it is a remarkable example of how a rural manor house evolved over more than 500 years.
Inside the manor house, the timber-framed attic is the setting for a series of exhibitions and experiments in which you play an active role in your visit. Young and old alike can test, touch and manipulate the exhibits and take an active part in the exhibitions.
In the 30-hectare park, you'll also find areas to explore.
An orientation table, map of the estate, text and images are combined in seven strategic locations. This trail is also an opportunity for children to discover the small animals that inhabit the estate. Have you seen the reptile that lives in the manor's walls? Or heard the amphibian singing near the fishpond? This fun, animated trail tells the story of the men and women who have shaped Kernault, and of the little animals you come across on your walks through the park!
Did you know?
The Manoir de Kernault has three tapestries listed as Historic Monuments. Two of them are part of a hanging executed in the middle of the 17th century. The third dates from the 16th century. Exceptional in Finistère, their presence bears witness to the refined furnishings of certain manor houses.