The 11th century Fougeres Castle dates from the 11th century and is one of Europe's largest Medieval castles.
When it was rebuilt in the 12th century, the then owner kept donkeys in the courtyard; their descendants can still be seen in the grounds today.
The defensive features are clear; it sits on a rocky outcrop, with the Nancon River protecting it on three sides. The castle hosts a full program of events all year, including traditional crafts, markets and falconry displays.
The castle overlooks the picturesque town of Fougeres, which is well worth visiting for its Medieval homes and the impressive Bonabry Church.Places nearby:
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