Ille-et-Vilaine
Fougères
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Overlooking the gentle winding Nançon Valley, this old fortified town was the birthplace of the marquis de La Rouërie, a leader of the Chouans revolt against the Republic at the end of the 18C. Below, on a rocky outcrop almost encircled by the river, stands a fine feudal castle. The town's medieval quarter and gardens lie at its heart, but it does not live in the past. In the 1970s it diversified into glassmaking, electronics and other contemporary industries, yet it remains a major farming hub.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Fougères
Fougères Castle
Fougères Castle
Its site below the upper town is unusual
90 minutes
Church of St Sulpice
Church of St Sulpice
A flamboyant Gothic church built between
15 minutes
Marchix quarter
Marchix quarter
The Place du Marchix is lined with old
60 minutes
Fougères Public Garden
Fougères Public Garden
Laid out partially on the site of the
60 minutes
Place Aristide-Briand
Place Aristide-Briand
This was the birthplace of Charles
15 minutes
Town Hall
Town Hall
Note a partially walled-up old
15 minutes