Fougeres tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction, but be sure to also explore the newer upper town in Fougeres

Fougeres is situated in the Ille-et-Vilaine department and Brittany region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Fougeres. For detailed visitor information see the Fougeres travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Fougeres include "town of art and history" and "ville fleurie 4*".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Fougeres in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vitre at 25 km and Les Jardins des Renaudies at 27 km.

Fougeres, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the local castles...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide


at 25 km (direction south)

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb historic centre with...

See Vitre guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 27 km (direction east), in the Mayenne department

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west France...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide


Heritage Site at 40 km (direction north-west), in the Manche department

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic Abbey...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide
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at 40 km (direction south-west)

The castle and towers in the heart of old Chateaugiron help explain...

See Chateaugiron guide


at 42 km (direction west)

Combourg is best known for the Chateau de Combourg, once home to...

See Combourg guide
Mayenne (town)

Mayenne (town)

at 43 km (direction east), in the Mayenne department

Quite a small town, the highlight of a visit to Mayenne is...

See Mayenne (town) guide


at 44 km (direction east-south-east), in the Mayenne department

The castle, the river and the historic centre make the substantial town...

See Laval guide


at 44 km (direction west-south-west)

An unmissable highlight in the region, Rennes has a very picturesque medieval...

See Rennes guide


at 47 km (direction west-north-west)

The lovely old town in Dol-de-Bretagne ensure it remains one of the...

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide


at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled streets in the...

See Domfront guide


at 49 km (direction west-north-west)

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill top on which...

See Mont-Dol guide


at 60 km (direction west-north-west)

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters, fresh...

See Cancale guide

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Markets in and near Fougeres

Market days in Fougeres: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Fougeres: market Saturday (0km)
  • Louvigne-du-Desert: market Friday (16km)
  • Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier: market Thursday (18km)
  • Ernee: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Saint-James: market Monday (22km)
  • Vitre: market Monday (25km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Liffre: market Friday (28km)
  • Gorron: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Chateaubourg: market Friday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Fougeres, France

What to do at Fougeres? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Fougeres.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne (9km)
  • Jardins de la Pellerine (11km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (25km)
  • Parc et jardin de Clivoy (27km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (28km)
  • Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor (36km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Fougères (6km)
  • Source - Couesnon (11km)
  • Étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais (13km)
  • Étang de Haute-Vilaine (23km)
  • Étang de la Cantache (24km)
  • Étang de Paintourteau (26km)
  • Forêt de Chevré (27km)
  • Étang de la Valière (28km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (29km)
  • Complexe forestier Rennes-Liffré-Chèvre, étang et lande d'Ouée, forêt de Haute-Sève (30km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Nid-au-Merle (32km)
  • Forêt du Pertre (32km)
  • Forêt de Rennes (33km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (34km)
  • Couesnon (38km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (38km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Juvigne (17km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (40km)
  • Cesson-Sevigne (40km)
  • Saint-Loup-du-Gast (45km)
  • Chartres-de-Bretagne (51km)
  • Le Rheu (52km)

Geography and distances

Fougeres is in the north-west of France at 44 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Fougeres is 266 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fougeres

Canton: Fougères

Arrondissement: Fougères

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35300

Distance to Fougeres

from Rennes (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 266 km

from Calais: 363 km

from Nice: 832 km

from Bordeaux: 393 km

from Strasbourg: 659 km

Getting here

Most visitors Most UK visitors arrive by car with the cross-channel ferry port at Saint Malo keeping driving time to a minimum. For driving distances to Fougeres from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beauce, Fleurigne, Javene, La Selle-en-Luitre, Laignelet and Lecousse.

This page in French: Visiter Fougeres


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