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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Best day of my holiday so far, the castle is magnificent and the town is beautiful. We could have easily missed the best bits, but luckily we popped into the tourist info and picked up a map with a tourist walk around the town.

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

An excellent castle with the added bonus of agree audio guides in English. The area surrounding the castle is also well maintained adding to the general ambience. Very friendly staff on reception and a fascinating experience for the family.

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Vinhedo, SP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It is very impressive, with its stone walls and battlement! The moats - where you could see a couple of fishermen - adds a lot to the view and enriches your photos.

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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Fougeres castle is very nice. We used audio guide and it was interesting. The surrounding area worth visiting even more :-). We enjoyed the visit, but on the other hand we are coming from the Czech Republic and there are lot of similar castles and fortresses, that are even nicer; so Fougeres was not that much for us. Nice... More

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Bucharest, Romania
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

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
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
30 helpful votes 30 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
111 helpful votes 111 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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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
40 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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