Formule 1 Fougeres
Zac du Paron, Boulevard de Groslay, Fougeres, 35300, France
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The Long Alley (See Them?)
The North Rampart Wall
Lower Town from Tower (St. Sulpice at lt. edge)
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Gardens with a view
There are some lovely public gardens located in the upper town of Fougeres. You will find them just behind the Eglise St-Leonard.
The gardens are beautifully maintained and a great place to relax for a while. From here there are fabulous views down to the lower town and castle. You can actually walk down the steep hill, through the gardens, and into the lower town to visit the castle and have a wander amongst the medieval half-timbered houses below.
learn about all the events...
learn about all the events happening in the towns that you visit. This brochure on Fougeres mentions their major tourist attractions, like their castles, boating activities, their jazz and music festivals, among other things.
was just being there! And on a completely other note, here's a picture of the teachers that brought us to France: M. Powell, Mme Tremblay, M. Gaulin, and Mme Leptich (all standing in the parking lot of Terese St.Pierre school)
was staying with the Renard family in their country-side home nearby Fougeres. They were such a happy, caring family that made me feel like one of their own. Here's Nadine, 4-year-old Coralie, Charline and Yves. Their older daughter Morgane and their baby Lucille aren't in the picture. I stayed with them for 3 nights and it was wonderful! They really made me feel at home.
A beautiful Medieval Town
"Bastille Day - In Fougeres"
We were lucky enough to be in France for Bastille Day 14th July.
During the day we drove to the nearby toen of Fougeres and fell in love with the place. We parked near the Church on top of the hill and walked through the beautiful Gardens behind it, down the hill in to the Medieval streets below. We stopped and had a drink to cool us down in a Bar that had tables beside the Castle Moat. (The Bar was called Gothique) We then walked around the moat, where we eventually came to the castle entrance where we paid to go in and walk around the ramparts. The views were breath taking. A little later we had lunch at a restaurant in the square outside the castle gates (it was Called the Dutchess Anne) the food was excellent. The Waitress told us that there was going to be a firework display that evening at 11.00'clock.
We took the small road train back up to a our car and set off back home with plans to return later in time for the display
When we arrived back we followed the crowds to an area from where we later watched the display which was spectacular. The fireworks were against the backdrop of the old church high on the hill in front of us and lasted about 25 minutes.
This town is well worth a visit
"Dinner in Fougres"
We decided on another trip to fougeres for a nice meal as we had been very impressed with both the food and the service at he Dutchess Anne. We were not dissapointed and we all enjoyed our meals. the Steak Platter was excellent and was served still cooking on a hot skillet.
"Market Day In Fougeres"
Altghough our guide book told us differently the market was on Saturday Morning (Thanks to the Waitress in the Dutchess Anne for confirming this for us) The Market was the best we visited during this trip and there was plenty of freash produce being sold - which is really why we go to Markets, having no interest in bags woven in Africa! - It's not why we vivit france.
We bought some lovely cheeses and sampled then bought some gorgeous Cake from a lady on quite a small stall on the raised square section of the Market - it was perfect with a cup of tea...ahhh. We later saw the shop the lady owned and it was indeed a samll Tea Shop, just up the hill from the castle. If we had known we would have dropped in.
If you are going to the market do go early as like most of the Markets we have found they tend to be clearing away by lunchtime.
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