Domaine de Kerguéhennec

Domaine de Kerguéhennec

Domaine de Kerguéhennec

art – architecture – paysage

56500 Bignan

France

www.kerguehennec.fr

 

 

 

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In brief

The monument

The castle and its outbuildings were commissioned in 1710 and designed by the architect Olivier Delourne, who was also responsible for the Saint-Patern church in Vannes. Now classed as a historic monument, the Domaine de Kerguéhennec has been owned by the administrative départment of Morbihan since 1972. The estate stretches over 45 hectares of parkland designed in 1872 by the landscape architect Denis Bühler, who also created the Tête d’or park in Lyon and the gardens of Thabor at Rennes.

The project

The modern-day Domaine de Kerguéhennec started out as a sculpture park, next becoming a centre for contemporary art and then a Cultural Encounter Centre. It also houses a research centre dedicated to the artist Pierre Tal-Coat. The sculpture park, through integration and confrontation, enriches and contributes to an ambitious landscape development project. The Domaine de Kerguéhennec is active all year round, with activities including temporary exhibitions, artist residencies, conferences and seminars, training programmes and visits by school groups and art classes.

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Practical information

  • Contact

Tel: + 33 2 97 60 31 84 [/box]