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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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Herentals, Antwerpen, Belgium
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109 reviews 109 reviews
94 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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169 reviews 169 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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Curitiba, PR
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It's amazing! It seems that you're on a movie, book, game! The castle itself doesn't exist anymore, now there's only the city walls, towers and ruins, BUT it's still amazing. You can walk around freely, there's free audioguides that explains the history of it (very good), which is really interesting! It's a typical castle of the tales, it has the... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The grey stone castle is beautifully situated within an appealing town and is very imposing in scale and impact, especially the large round towers. It was great to have free access to several floors in each tower, winding staircases and ramparts. There are audio-visual displays in some towers and without great french language, these still help create a good armosphere.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
9 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Visited the chateau last week when the weather was quite damp...... However, the Chateau is very well presented with a video introduction before you set off to explore. Although all the towers and walls etc. have been around for hundreds of years they have blended in a very appealing central area which in the sunny summer months must be very... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The magnificent castle at Fougeres which is over a 1000 yrs old dominates the town. Unusually, its walls and are complete with about a dozen towers, a number of which can be climbed to the top for stunning views over the surrounding area. The walk around the ramparts also gives great views if you are unable to manage all the... More

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