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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 1 week ago
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 6 April 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 1 week ago

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 6 April 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 21 August 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 30 June 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 29 November 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 11 September 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 28 June 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 14 March 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
Reviewed 29 October 2015

On our last day of our stay in Fougeres-sur-Bievre we decided to visit the castle. It is a lovely, relatively small castle with a very nice small garden. Worth a visit if you are in this village.

Thank Johan17
Reviewed 4 September 2015

In my quest to visit the smaller, less well-known châteaux of the Loire, I heard about Fougères. It was a welcome relief from the other famous, grand and over-whelming châteaux, but no less interesting. In fact it is charmingly set in a small village, with...More

2  Thank JuliaFlyte12
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