Tourist Attraction Chateau de Fougères in Ille-et-Vilaine: Position on map

Chateau de Fougères

Chateau de Fougères
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France is the largest country by area in the European Union and attracts many visitors from all over the world especially because its great range of variety. Here mainly the regions around Paris are considered. This region is a magnet for the high culture and known like no other in France. Nevertheless, the other regions of France have many great attractions to offer as well.

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last update on May 29, 2019
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Adult €8.50
Youth €5
Child free
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Architecture

The Château de Fougères is one of the most impressing French buildings from the Middle Ages as of today with an area of two hectares in size and surrounded by 13 magnificent towers. The Mélusine Tower out of the late 13th and early 14th century is especially worth mentioning. Contrary to the others this was the first substantially cylindrical built tower that also included modern construction methods such as heating systems and illuminating devices.

Historical Information

The Chateau de Fougères is a castle in the commune of Fougères in the Ille-et-Vilaine département of France. The first protection systems of the castle were installed in the 11th century, even before the first signs of the castle as it stands today were added in the 12th century.

The location of the castle was soon to be noticed as especially profitable: The castle was built on a naturally protected site, a rock emerging from a swamp surrounded by a loop of the Nançon river acting as a natural moat. The Chateau de Fougères played a role in many fights of the early French history as it was considered to be a strategically important place.

Nevertheless, in times of piece the Chateau was a place of the artistic life. Famous artists such as Hugo or Balzac were inspired by the castle.

How to get there

By car

Fougères is a little town in the east of the Brittany on the edge towards the Normandy. When reaching the town you cannot miss the Chateau - it rises high above the entire area.

There are free parking slots available right by the castle.

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Château de Fougères
Place Pierre Symon
35300
Fougères
+33 2 99 99 79 59
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