Things to discover in Fougères and its surroundings
The Castle

Fabuleux Château de Fougères!

 

Come to discover the Château médiéval.

 

     

 

Prices of the visit:

Adults: 8€

Reduced rate (students, children from 6 to 18 years old...) : 5€

Less than 6 years old: free of charge

Family pass: 20

 

Opening hours:

June/July/August/September: From 10am until 7 pm everydays.

May: From 10 am until 7pm from tuesday to sunday and on public holidays.

October to april: From 10 am until 12.30 and from 2pm until 5.30pm from tuesday to sunday .

Closed in january, the 1st of may and the 25th of december.

 

 

History of the castle :

 

The heir to a thousand years of history, the château de Fougères still stands on its rocky islet.

It was however originally only a wooden fort, destroyed in 1166 by Henri II Plantagenet. A new stone castle was then built by Raoul II which set the layout of the current château.

 

The evolution military techniques reinforced its architecture over 4 centuries : to its battlements, machinations and moats were added the large Melusine and Gobelins towers in 13 th century.

 

 

 

 

The twin towers named Raoul and Surienne, whose walls are seven metres thick at their base, they are two of the most magnificent late Middle Ages artillery towers built.

 

The château as it stands today is one of the largest medieval fortress in Europe.

Réalisation : Alkante