Jacques

Jacques

Posted on 09/30/2013


Photo taken on September  7, 2013



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Lower Town
Bretagne Region
Ille-et-Vilaine Department
Historical Monument
Mediaeval Castle
Fortress
Brittany
Fougères
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P9070834ac Fougères Castle From Upper Town

P9070834ac Fougères Castle From Upper Town
Fougères Castle is one of the largest French fortified castles, occupying an area of ​​two hectares, probably the biggest fortress in Europe; It consists of three enclosures whose battlements are beautifully preserved; If the seigniorial home is in ruins, the towers still stand majestically; Some of them can be visited (Hallay tower, La Haye Saint Hilaire tower (twelfth century), Raoul tower (fifteenth century), and Melusine tower; At the entrance, there is a triple water mill; Access to the West Courtine permits to observe the upper town; The castle and its surroundings was listed as a Historical Monument in 1862 and now belongs to the town; A postal stamp depicting the castle was issued on January 18, 1960; France Bretagne Region Ille-et-Vilaine Department Fougères Town mediaeval castle.

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