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this is a very nice little Chateau built in a medieval style, which is not frequented by many... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Piotr M
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Warsaw, Poland
Medieval castle with renaisssance alterations

Well worth exploring despite inevitable alterations. Particularly impressive carpentry in the room... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2018
Simon R
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London, United Kingdom
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A small fortified castle built in the second half of the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th, Fougères with its machicolated entrance curtain and keep, is the perfect example of the art of rural buildings. All rooms in the château are opened...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1 rue Henri Goyer, 41120 Fougeres-sur-Bievre, France
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+33 2 54 20 27 18
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

A different type of chateau when compared in others in the area. My children loved being able to roam around and see arrow slots and murder wholes. At 6 euros an adult and free for children I think it’s good value. As often happens. In...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

A sharp contrast to the opulence and grandeur of other château in the Loire, this small fortress is well worth an afternoon visit! Built after the Hundred Years War, it is interesting to walk around and see how it was designed to stand up to...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

this is a very nice little Chateau built in a medieval style, which is not frequented by many visitors, but worth a stop

1  Thank Piotr M
Reviewed April 6, 2018

Well worth exploring despite inevitable alterations. Particularly impressive carpentry in the room timbers as well as a sense of the layout and functions of small residential castles

Thank Simon R
Reviewed August 21, 2017

This is a small 15th century chateau which is maintained by the Centre des monuments national and shows what the smaller less grandiose chateaux were like. The tour route takes you through all aspects of the castle showing the structure and environments of its day,...More

2  Thank FredSparkes
Reviewed June 30, 2017

We stopped here on our way to Chitenay, and it was a gem to see. This small chateau is rich in history. It's romanesque architecture and the subtle hints about what was once a part of the chateau but is now missing offers an insightful...More

1  Thank DrHollyP
Reviewed November 29, 2016

We passed through the village of Fougères-sur-Bièvre on our way to Chateau de Chambord and were visually impressed and intrigued by the exterior of Chateau de Fougères-sur-Bièvre. On our way back we had the time so we decided to stop for a visit. It is...More

1  Thank CPaM68
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Lovely small chateau, welcoming staff. Not much information in English. Great castles display with 3D and 2D presentation of lots of different castles from books, films etc. Tranquil garden, lovely and peaceful to find a shady spot to relax in. Small gift shop.

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed June 28, 2016

This castle could have been designed by Disney but it is all genuine and will delight children and adults alike. Although fairly small there is lots to see and helpful french/english speaking guides to fill in extra information. Children will love the display of minature...More

Thank quantockm
Reviewed March 14, 2016

This is the second visit I have made to this lovely historic building. It is so different to all the other chateax we have visited. properly titled it, it is a medieval fortified castle. goinp back to 1030. It has been preserved as it was...More

1  Thank Anthony B
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