Le Château des Pères

Arts and Craft in a garden setting
Park and garden ,  Park at Piré-sur-Seiche

Le Château des PèresWilly Berré
  • The Château des Pères (Castle of the Fathers), an ancient religious site surrounded by a magnificent park of sculptured monuments, has been reincarnated as a venue for events and artistic creativity.

    For a long time, this impressive 18th-century building was the home of the congregation of the Pères du Saint-Esprit (Fathers of the Holy Spirit) who firstly used it as a training centre for their missionaries before running it as a retirement home. Hence the name! Built using bricks, schist and cut stones and renovated by the book, the domain transformed itself into a high-end heritage hotel with a gastronomic restaurant suitable to cater for weddings and business seminars. Furthermore, the castle hosts exhibitions of artists in residence and offers a rich programme of workshops and residential stays with opportunities for artists to work with wood, clay or metal. In its large wooded 31 hectare park, about forty large contemporary sculptures testify of the new spirit of the place which focuses on art, the working of materials and the transmission of know-how. Access is free; so is art!
  • Environment
    • In the country
    • Nearby trekking route
  • Spoken languages
    • English
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
  • Activities
    • Special theme activity
    • Adult workshop
    • Symposia
    • Lectures
    • Temporary exhibitions
    • Sound and light show
  • Equipment
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Screening room
    • Equipped seminar room
  • Services
    • Disabled facilities and reception
  • Rates 2019
  • Free
  • From January 4, 2019 until December 31, 2019
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