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Chateau de Fougeres-sur-Bievre

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Address: 1 rue Henri Goyer, 41120 Fougeres-sur-Bievre, France
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+33 2 54 20 27 18

A small fortified castle built in the second half of the 15th century and...

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 to visitors in addition to the attics medieval garden. The castle's roofs are open for visits. Open: > 8th May to 10th September: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. > 11th September to 7th May: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Closed: > Tuesdays from 11th September to 7th May. > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 5,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

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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... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
Sarah P
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Houston, Texas
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
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 a state owned and operated medieval fortified military castle, so there is no comparison to... More 

1 Thank CPaM68
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Taunton, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
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 and toy castles in the great hall, climbing up into the top of the towers,... More 

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Seigy, France
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 as a military castle in the late 15th century. You can actually see how the... More 

1 Thank Anthony B
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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343 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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
Blois, France
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 a pretty garden to the side with a small stream running through it. We were... More 

2 Thank JuliaFlyte12
Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We had not heard of Fougeres but drove past on the way to Chenonceau and it looked so impressive we decided to return the following day when we had a few hours to spare. We were so glad we did. Fougeres was certainly one of the highlights of our week in the Loire. This beautiful castle with its passageways and... More 

2 Thank Amanda W
Middelburg, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

When we stayed in a gite near Chitenay the landlady urged us to go visit the castle in nearby Fougères-sur-Bièvre. After having been dumbfounded by the imperial splendor of Chambord and Chenonceau, this nice chateau took us by surprise. A truly mediaeval building, too tough to go to waste after being plundered during the Revolution and subsequently made into a... More 

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Erwitte, Germany
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216 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

....a nice surprise for us on and afternoon drive from Cheverny back to Amboise. Older Chateau - not royal and therefore interestingly, historical different - off the beaten path but worth a stop.

Thank Schnap
Grenoble, France
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55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

This is not a royal castle like other famous ones in Loire area. But it is very interesting to visit, quite unique in architechture speaking, recently renovated, not all furnitured in every room. The entree ticket is about 9 Euros, kind of expensive but if you are a fan of French Castle in Loire area, never miss this one.

Thank Siraya-TW38FR

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