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After a visit to the fabulous medieval castle, we wanted to relax for a while before moving onto our next destination. A café located just by the castle entrance/exit beckoned us with its shaded terrace - unsurprisingly it was called La Terrasse.
La Terrasse has a large terrace area at the front, plus more tables inside (and clean toilets!). Service was nothing great, but we were only here for afternoon tea so it didn't matter.
Favorite Dish: It was a warm day so it seemed the perfect time for ice cream! We all had a couple of scoops. The coffee and pistachio flavours were particularly tasty.
Alex & Chris also had a coffee, while I stuck to an icy cold Perrier.
Written Jul 26, 2006
Address: Place Pierre Symon, 35300 Fougeres
Phone: 02 99 94 28 05
In June/July 2006 we had a 9 day driving holiday in France. We caught a car ferry from Dover to Calais, drove down through Normandy, popped into Brittany and then caught the ferry back to Dover from Boulogne-sur-Mer.
We chose to take our own car over, as the cost of the ferry and petrol was significantly cheaper than flying from London and hiring a car in France. I also feel a lot more comfortable travelling in our own car as opposed to a hire car.
The only negative thing about driving our car in France is that it is a right hand drive car, and French cars are left hand drive, which means that tolls/tickets machines etc are on the wrong side of the car for the driver to operate…luckily I was able to assist in these duties from the passenger seat, but I do feel sorry for the solo traveller in these situations.
Driving in France is great. The roads are good and the sign posting is excellent. You can hoon along on the wide tollways/freeways, or travel along pretty coastal roads, soaking up the atmosphere of the French countryside. Just remember which side of the road you have to drive on if you come over from the UK.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Although Fougères is a town without any major high street brands, it has lots of unique shops that help to keep the charm of this delightful town.
Updated Feb 23, 2011
Not a danger, and not really a warning, but if you're a beginner photographer (like I was back in 94 when I was 14) - remember the basic rule: don't face the sun when taking pictures!
Written Aug 24, 2002
Miscellaneous: When you visit each town and city, there are usually information centres where you can pick up free maps. Take one! They'll give you a visualization of the areas you're visiting. Not only that, but you can discover so much more with a map, and you won't get lost! Here's a map of the town of Fougeres in Bretagne.
Updated Nov 6, 2004
As a dividend for our detour to Fougeres we were aware that we would be able to see our first Breton Stones. This whetted our appetite for future visits to this are of France. This is not Carnac of Stonehenge, but it is the real thing and it was our first view of this kind of atrefact. It is called the "Cordon des Druides". It is a line of 80 low quartzite stones about 300 m long in an alley in a birch forest. The tallest stone is about 2m high. It is reached by taking D117 Northeast from Fougeres . After 2.5 km , there is a road right marked "Cordon des Druides". At 0.7km a signpost left shows a footpath to this.
Written Nov 4, 2007