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Chateau de Fougeres, Fougeres

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Castle Tourist Spot
Built on a naturally protected site, Chateau de Fougeres is on a rock emerging from a swamp surrounded by a loop of the Nançon river acting as a natural moat. It has three different enclosures that were used for defensive purposes, day-to-day use during peacetime, and for the safety of the population during siege times. Visit the impressive 13 towers, and watch an entertaining live show plunging you into the fortress’s construction during the medieval period. A free booklet at the entrance helps you find your way. Use our Fougeres vacation route planner to add Chateau de Fougeres and other attractions to your Fougeres vacation plans.
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  • Nice one to visit. Surprinsingly enough it is located on the lowest part of the town, when these defending castles are generally on the highest location. It is surrounded by a river and this gave some...  more »
  • For a quite reasonable entrance fee the audio guide is included so you can wander at your own pace about the castle taking as long as you like. The views from various points are quite stunning and the...  more »
  • well worth a day out. every part of the chateau is open, you are allowed up every tower and the views are superb  more »
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  • Very pleasantly surprised by this chateau. After 2 weeks of exploring Normandy and Loire this was one of our favorite castles and old towns (although I admit that may be in part because it was one of the first we saw). We felt it was definitely worth paying to go in. They have a self guided audio tour. If you're a history buff, you'll love it -- has tons of info. If you're not quite as into history (like me) it's easy to skip ahead at your own pace. Grounds are lovely and the structure impressive.
  • I loved this place full of history. Great value for money and you can spend a few hours here. However when.it is hot this place does get warm. Beautiful
  • Great example of medieval construction in a fantastic city!
  • This could be the home of my family Fougere.my grand father was joseph Fougere
  • Spent a whole day here, walking round and checking out the workmanship. I'm always amazed at how they could build such fortifications with such a limited amount of equipment.