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Fougeres tourism and travel guide

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Visit Fougeres: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

Fougeres is situated in the Ille-et-Vilaine department and Brittany region, in the north-west of France at 44 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Fougeres is 266 kilometres from Paris).

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Vitre at 25 km and Les Jardins des Renaudies at 27 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fougeres, France: places to visit and attractions

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

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Ille-et-Vilaine

Map of places to visit near Fougeres

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)

More information about Fougeres, Brittany

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

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

Fougeres is in the north-west of France. 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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