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Located at the gateway to Brittany, Fougères becomes in the Middle Ages a strategic military place. It is a city of "walk" marked by the presence of a huge castle, one of the largest fortresses in Europe, occupying an area of two hectares.

The first houses were built near the castle where the population could find refuge in case of attack.

Built on the banks of the Nançon, Fougères then had many activities such as tannery, drapery, dyeing. There were also many mills for leather work, and paper making.

It is in Fougères that was born the Marquis de La Rouërie, famous chief Chouan during the French Revolution.

Distance : 26 km
Château de Fougères