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Chateau de Fougeres

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Address: 14 Place Pierre Symon, 35300 Fougeres, France
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Splendid experience.

This imposing 12th century chateaux is a medieval jewel. Rather than an isolated fortress, the chateau is an integral part of the town with a unique four- wheeled water mill... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Celia O
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This imposing 12th century chateaux is a medieval jewel. Rather than an isolated fortress, the chateau is an integral part of the town with a unique four- wheeled water mill (still in use for power) and a plaza for markets (currently Saturday mornings, I think). The staff were very helpful and the audio tour made the castle come alive (just... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's been a fortress on this site for centuries and most of them are visible in the grounds of the chateau. There's an audio guide which we should have got but didn't. Great views of the city from a number of points around the chateau walls, too. You'll need at least an hour to visit. Quite a few stairs with... More 

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Cavan, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly stunning and huge scale fortress with well organised and helpful staff and useful audio guides. We spent almost 3hrs exploring at our own pace, seeing some fascinating exhibits giving just a glimpse into the fascinating history of this region. If you are in the area i can't recommend a visit enough. Give yourself time to enjoy the cozy bars... More 

Thank phil.galligan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the visit to amble amongst the ruins inside the walls. Staff very helpful and friendly and free audio guides in english provided.You can certainly imagine the original buildings rising from the ruins. Lots of stairs to climb in the turrets and towers but the views from the top are stunning. Some interesting displays within the buildings.Must remember to... More 

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

a wonderful experience exploring this fortress. Most of this is still intact and what is in ruins are interpreted back to life through interactive interpretation. Don't miss out on the multi-lingual headsets.

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

This was an interesting short stopover on our motorhome trip around Brittany and the West Coast of France, The Aire we stayed in was close to the Chateau

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The castle was constructed in the 12th century by Raoul 11 to replace the wooden fort destroyed by Henry 11 of England in 1166. Much of the history of this castle is tied up with the history of Brittany. But in 1488 after the battle of St Aubin du Cornier the French army overcame the Bretons, marking the end of... More 

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Montana Rose
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Quite different from other chateaus we've seen - more military than luxury. This one is very large with some 13 towers and a triple entrance. It was also built in a naturally protected area - surrounded on 3 sides by a river. It was actually closed for lunch when we arrived, so we walked around the town, and saw it... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

We visited here on a cold but sunny day in December so wrapped up warm which was a good idea because most of this Chateau was outside. Lots to see and walk around. The views over the town are magnificent. We had the audio guide tour which explained everything and was 'in synch' with the visual presentations. Tour takes at... More 

Thank Janette G
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Apparently the largest castle remaining in Europe! Occupied 3 children (aged 8 - 15) for a good couple of hours. Helped by free headphone accompaniment! Vies amazing from the top towers. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Nicola K

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