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Fougères: Ville d’Art et d’Histoire

Fougères.location Located half an hour drive from Rennes (~50km) is Fougères, a small commune famous for its château.   Along with Vitré, Clisson, Ancenis, Châteaubriant, to name a few, Fougères lay in the frontier zone between Brittany and the Kingdom of France and had defended the Duchy of Brittany until the 15th century. FougèresFougères The Fougères castle is an excellent example of a military fortress. It is built on a naturally protected site – a rock emerged from a swamp and surrounded by the river. Fougères It is well worth the entry fee (8.5€) to wonder around the 3 enclosures within the castle and climb the towers. You can easily spend an hour or two in it listening to the free audio guide and taking photo of this stunning castle. Fougères4 Fougères After the visit, don’t forget to take a walk in the town. The town itself has a medieval touch with old stone buildings everywhere. Fougères.street Fougères.street I adore Fougères and it is definitely worth a stop if you are in the region. It is also very close to Saint Malo and Mont Saint Michel so it is very convenient to make a day trip out of it.

Bon voyage à tous 🙂

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4 comments on “Fougères: Ville d’Art et d’Histoire

  1. roamingpursuits
    March 16, 2015

    Bonjour! Le chateau est merveilleux.

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  2. shotofadventure
    March 16, 2015

    Oh wow, this looks like such a cool experience! I love castles, so much history and charm :). Great photos!

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    • Lapin
      March 16, 2015

      My words + photos don’t do justice to the castle! It is way better than what I try to show here! Simply stunning 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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