The dream of a chateau is universal. A beautiful, authentic castle in Normandy, with towers, moats, parapets, and unexpected spaces, takes us back to our childhood fantasies, filled with fairies and sorcerers, magicians and ghosts, knights and nobles. The place you want to discover for holidays in France or a weekend near Paris.
If you only tour a castle you see it as a museum, frozen in the past. A castle might be turned into a hotel, but then it inevitably becomes more hotel than castle.
To be the chateau of our dreams, it must remain a family estate, connected to the generations who built it, transformed it, lived in it, loved it, and passed it on. The chateau must have kept its furniture, tapestries, portraits of ancestors, libraries, old table-ware, and of course, ghosts ...
Canisy, our luxury guesthouse near Paris, is located in the Cotentin peninsula of Normandy, near D-Day invasion beaches, and Mont Saint Michel, thus not far from Brittany. This is the fantastic land of Barbey d’Aurevilly and the homeland of Alexis de Tocqueville. Lost in its vast park and in its forest and farm land of 300 hectares, bordered by a romantic pond, the robust medieval towers proudly rise from an architectural ensemble humanized in the Renaissance. Canisy is the perfect place for a weekend near Paris and is a reflection of so many centuries, and been passed down in the same family from generation to generation.
With the help of my wife Marie-Christine, of some family members, and of many friends, we’ve worked hard to adapt the castle to today’s world, to transform it into this elegant and welcoming place where so many people from all over the world love to come to our guesthouse in Normandy to be restored, to share moments of friendship, laughter, exchange of ideas, music and celebrations, and sometimes also to do some intense work in solitude.
Canisy is a magic place where you will love to spend a weekend near Paris, a longer stay in France for your holidays. Discover our luxury guesthouse in a castle in the heart of Normandy.
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