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“Better than expected”

Chateau de Fougeres-sur-Bievre
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed 21 September 2012

Quiet and away from the tourist crowds. Interesting, athough most of the explanatory plaques were in french only.

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Reviewed 22 July 2012

Its height and beauty

When we were there in off-season, it was not open for tours, but it was still magnificent to admire, and the ancient little church behind it was open for us to visit. Also across the street from the castle was the old village lavanderie by the river.

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Reviewed 21 July 2012

A lesser known and underrated chateau - we had the place to ourselves. It is a good contrast to the many grand chateaux in the region and, whilst it has little in the way of furnishings, you can explore the rooms and see the original timbers in the roof. The atmosphere is great and it is very picturesque. Well worth the visit.

1  Thank Tony3101
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

This chateau is different from many of the other chateaux that we visited during our recent stay in the Loire Valley. It is much older and is still in very good condition. We were two of possibly eight people visiting while we were there in mid-May. We stopped here after visiting three other chateau that day and were pleased with it. It is not opulent, nor is it fully furnished, but there is an exhibit of medieval building techniques and tools which is interesting. The ladies in the gift shop were very friendly and helpful as well. It is a little off of the beaten path, but it was right on the road back to our hotel in Amboise - perhaps 20 minutes away from there.

3  Thank markandjulie
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

We enjoyed our scenic drive to Chateau Fougeres-sur-Bievre. This was one of our favorite chateau - well-restored, medieval fortifications, models demonstrating building techniques and NO crowds. We were there early July and shared the chateau with only one other family. Fascinating exhibits covered such topics as building an arch, tiling a roof and half-timbered construction. Explanations were only in French, but the exhibits were understandable. Great information in the English language pamphlet.

3  Thank CantWaitForParis
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