Experience authentic French chateau living
Chateau de Canisy is one of France's best-kept secrets, a stately castle in the rolling hills of the Manche Normandy owned by the same noble family for a millennium. The Chateau de Canisy welcomes guests for magical escapes, weekend Paris getaways or longer sojourns. Discover seats of power where great intrigues were plotted and salons where matters of state are discussed, even today.
Chateau de Canisy is located in the heart of Normandy, close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Mont St Michel; the D-Day beaches, which turned the tide in WWII; Bayeux Tapestry, the visual depiction of the Norman conquest of England; only a few hours' drive from Paris or for the more adventurous a simple ferry from the UK.
The Comte and Comtesse de Kergorlay, whose ancestral ties to the Chateau reach back to the time of William the Conqueror welcome you to Chateau de Canisy a cultural heritage site and their home. Within its walls another world awaits, where coats of arms guard ancient secrets, priceless antiques sit by ancestral portraits, and vast tapestries weave threads of legends.
Whether you want to escape from Paris for the weekend, visit the top Normandy attractions, get married in a fairy tale castle or discover authentic French living, Chateau de Canisy is perfect place for you.
A Historical Romance, Set in Stone
Share a bed with kings and conquerors, lords and ladies, founding fathers and revolutionaries. At Chateau de Canisy, every suite is steeped in history, each its own song of stone. Step into a storybook romance. The chateau’s owners, Denis and Marie Christine de Kergorlay, are characters too; a Comte and Comtesse who know every inch of each turret and garret and can trace their lines back into the mists of time. They are not your ordinary hosts. But then, this is no ordinary home.
The chateau offers 14 suites, authentically restored to evoke the glories of bygone eras. The Comtesse has personally overseen each detail. The rooms are expansive and luxurious, with vistas of gardens, forests and shimmering swan lakes. Each has its own private bathroom and every modern convenience, with the exception of television – a distraction that would break the spell. Wi-fi, however, is available for guests’ convenience.
If the walls had ears, what secrets they could share. In the Empire Suite, the spirit of a grand bygone era resides amidst resplendent details and evokes the age of Napoleon, Emperor of France, and his wife Josephine de Beauharnais, a cousin of the family of Comtesse Marie Christine. The bathroom is a faithful recreation of the former Hotel de Beauharnais in Paris.
The Polignac Suite celebrates the Restoration and the Princess de Polignac, close friend of Marie Antoinette. The last Prince, Guy de Polignac Bailli of the order of Malta was a close friend of the Kergorlay family and often stayed at the Chateau.