View of Fougères Castle

The Castle


Europe’s Biggest Fortress

The construction of Fougères castle started about 1000 years ago. The fortress covers a 2-hectare area and counts 13 towers. It is the largest of its kind in Europe.

Built on an immense rock in the middle of a swamp, the castle is surrounded on both sides by the Le Nançon river, making it a naturally protected strategic site.


Historic Stamp

The castle on postage stamps. This fortress figures amongst the most well-preserved fortifications from the Middle Ages in Brittany. 

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Fougeres Medieval City

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