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Chateau de Fougeres-sur-Bievre

1 rue Henri Goyer, 41120 Fougeres-sur-Bievre, France
+33 2 54 20 27 18
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chateau in its original state

This is a small 15th century chateau which is maintained by the Centre des monuments national and... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Exeter, United Kingdom
A Fascinating Place That's Well Worth the Stop

We stopped here on our way to Chitenay, and it was a gem to see. This small chateau is rich in... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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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
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good51%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“the kitchen” (2 reviews)
“small chateau” (2 reviews)
“loire valley” (2 reviews)
1 rue Henri Goyer, 41120 Fougeres-sur-Bievre, France
+33 2 54 20 27 18
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

This is a small 15th century chateau which is maintained by the Centre des monuments national and shows what the smaller less grandiose chateaux were like. The tour route takes you through all aspects of the castle showing the structure and environments of its day,...More

Thank FredSparkes
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We stopped here on our way to Chitenay, and it was a gem to see. This small chateau is rich in history. It's romanesque architecture and the subtle hints about what was once a part of the chateau but is now missing offers an insightful...More

Thank DrHollyP
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...More

1  Thank CPaM68
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
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...More

Thank quantockm
Reviewed 14 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...More

1  Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 29 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
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...More

2  Thank JuliaFlyte12
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...More

2  Thank Amanda W
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...More

Thank Hubert L
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