Hiking trail no. 24 - Kergroadez castle

Brélès Brélès
  • Type Pedestrian
  • Distance 11 Km
  • Duration 3h15
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Walks
Château de Kergroadez
Château de Kergroadez wood forest autumn hiking
Brélès Kergroadez

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This tour takes you back in time to the 17th century, when the Kergroadès family (whose château can be visited today) built these columns of justice, symbolizing the right to justice in their territory.

With the circuits published by "Iroise Bretagne", choose quality hiking with official circuits marked and maintained by the Fédération Française de Randonnée du Finistère and Pays d'Iroise Communauté.

Along the way, you'll discover the village of Brélès, the Columns of Justice and the Château de Kergroadez.

- Rue des Quatre-Vents to Château de Kergroadez > Yellow
- Château de Kergroadez to rue des Quatre-Vents > White - Red

At the Iroise Bretagne Tourist Office, you'll find hard-copy hiking maps and topoguides published by the Fédération Française de Randonnée du Finistère.

See the bottom of the page for all the activities and restaurants in the area.

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START: Cemetery parking lot, behind the church.

Brélès, once a trève of the parish of Plourin-Ploudalmézeau, became an autonomous parish in 1802, following the Concordat signed between Napoleon and the Pope the previous year. Notre-Dame church, once a simple chapel, is one of the few in the Pays d'Iroise to have retained its enclosure. A monument in the shape of a triumphal arch marks the entrance.

Church of Notre-Dame de Brélès

Built by the Marquis François III de Kergroadez near Brest, this early 17th-century château is a classic example of Breton Renaissance and defensive architecture. This vast Leonardo residence is built entirely of Lanildut granite, around a square courtyard enclosed by a defensive wall.
Take advantage of the guided tour (in season) to immerse yourself in another era, discovering, room by room, the way of life in the 17th century through the furniture and accessories on display.

Château de Kergroadez
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