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Chateau de Fougeres

Fougeres, France
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Fougeres
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Bucharest, Romania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Impressive medieval fortress with many high and well preserved towers, it looks great both outside because of its massive walls but also inside with the inner court and the towers you can climb on top of them.

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Pays de la Loire, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Huge and breathtaking Fougeres is a really great afternoon visit perhaps with a crepe in the little square outside the entrance before or after your visit. The audio guide and the stories were interesting without being overlong. The castle is very well kept and the people in reception very friendly.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Non touristy town with the castle walls and abbey still in great condition. Beautifully maintained parks and gardens, great walk around the town. Loved it s0 much we went twice in one trip!

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Northern Ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A great castle in very good condition, with great views over the town. Good audio guides to tell you all about it in english as all the audio/visual, as you would expect is only in French.

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Herentals, Antwerpen, Belgium
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111 reviews 111 reviews
96 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Fougeres castle was built between the twelfth and fifteenth century and is one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe. It consists of a gatehouse complex, a vast lower court with two artillery towers and ruins of a great hall, an upper court with two (!) keeps and a postern gate. The stronghold can be explored either with a guide,... More

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Virginia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Chateau de Fourgeres is one of the most imposing medieval fortresses that I have visited (and I have seen many of them). It was constructed between the 12th-14th Centuries, and contains imposing walls, moats, crafty entrapment areas to provide killing fields for mowing down invaders, and ramparts to walk on. At the entrance, you are supplied with an automatic audio... More

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a very well kept castle ruin and one of Europe's largest medieval fortresses which makes for a great few hours of exploring. Walk along the walls and explore the towers that all still stand. They have an English audio tour which is free with your ticket which is very interesting and useful. They also have a few videos... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

All the classic cars parked inside the Chateau. It is a beautiful chateau and we were seranaded by drummers (with xylophones). It was a wonderful setting for the cars.

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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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168 reviews 168 reviews
66 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

the view from the top of the hill is so fantastic, it has to be seen to be believed. went to the chateau, 10 minute walk down the hill, the tour was was very good indeed. it's like a magical place.

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Gorron, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This very imposing and impressive chateau is very welcoming; lots of areas to explore. You get a real feeling for how it must have been like all those years ago The town of Fougeres is also well worth visiting, with lots of restaurants, bar/cafes, parks and shops. Plenty here to make a great day out for all the family.

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