Constructed in 11th century in the South of the castle, reconstructed in the 15th and 16th in a style Flamboyant Gothic, finished for the choir in 18th century, the church St Sulpice is one of the richest in Bretagne. You discover the nave carpentered in hull of opposite boat, the choir in style loose stones of the 18th century, the woodwork Louis XV, the granite medieval altarpieces, the stained-glass windows of the 16th century, works of the master glazier fougerais Pierre Symon. To the left of lanef, the altarpiece dedicated to Notre-Dame of Swamps is one of the rare granite medieval altarpieces conservéen Brittany, with that of the tanners which is situated in the mortuary chapel. Outside, sculptures knock by the whim of their inspiration. You will find in particular the said gargoyle " the Satyr " and the sculpture of the fairy Mélusine over the south door of the church.
© Fernando Vargas

 


The statue Notre-Dame-des-Marais would result from the primitive castle. During the grip of the citadel in 1166, this breast-feeding virgin would have been thrown by the English warriors in moats surroundings, where it would have been found in the 14th century.

 

 

The fairy Mélusine: the image of the fairy with the long hair, its mirror in the hand, decorates one of Saint Sulpice's stained-glass windows. She gave her name to one of the tours of the castle. According to the legend, Mélusine killed his father to defend her mistreated mother. In punishment of her crime, she was condemned in his to transform on every Saturday into woman snake. To keep the secret, she took refuge with an underground passage of the castle. Surprised one day by her husband, she would remain since in this hiding place. We also say that Mélusine flew away in a shout and that at the dawn of the big dramas, his roaring rung always over the city of Fougères.

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Open all year long, free admission.



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