Description: With over a thousand years of history, the town of Fougères features the largest medieval castle in Europe in addition to several other historic monuments and beautiful gardens.

Location: 40km north east of Rennes via the N12.

General Info: Tourist office website.  Tel : (33) (0) 2 99 94 12 20.

Our recommendations: In the summer there are regular concerts held in the Château – check with the tourist office for details.  The Saturday market is well worth a visit.

For the children:  The Forêt de Fougères, just to the north of the town, offers walking, cycling and a very pleasant lake with swimming beach and play area.  In the town itself you will find the obligatory electric tourist train.


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