Sightseeing route in Fougères

Fougères

【City description】

This is a small town which was located on the border of the Duchy of Brittany before. The castle was constructed in the 11th century to protect the town from the enemies. But it was destroyed by wars and there are only 13 towers and walls at present. When you go to the slope, you can the castle entirely. There is a small town on the top and several museums.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★★☆

【Time required】

 4 h (except 2 h 20 for the round-trip ticket for the bus)

【Budget】

 28.70 euros (includes 13.20 euros for the round trip bus)

【Fatigue】

 ★★★★☆

【Sightseeing route】



【Start】

Rennes station

Gare de Rennes

Take a bus of the line 9a. the one-way ticket is 6.60 euros.

Site for Time Schedule.

★It takes 70 minutes by bus.



①Bus stop; Château

Get off here.



②Castle of Fougères

Château de Fougères

Time required: 90 min / Admission fee: 8.50 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 7 pm (10 am – 12 h 30 / 2 pm – 5 h 30 pm between October and April)

Close: Monday except July, August and September

★Go to La Pinterie St from the castle for 5 minutes.



③Public Garden

Public Garden

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Continue to go up on La Pinterie St as far as the top. It takes 15 minutes by walk.



④Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to National St from the tourist information center for 5 minutes.



⑤Belfry (it is not accessible to the interior)

Le Beffroi

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Continue to walk on the street for 5 minutes.



⑥Workshop and Museum of Watchmaking

Atelier-Musée de l’Horlogerie

Time required: 30 min / Admission fee: 5 euros

Opening hour: 9 am – noon / 2 pm – 7 pm

Close: Sunday, Monday (it’s open only in the afternoon between July and August)

★Continue to walk on the street.



⑦Museum of Emmanuel de la Villéon

Musée Emmanuel-de-la-Villéon

Time required: 40 min / Admission fee: 2 euros

Opening hour: 2 pm – 7 pm only during school holidays

Close: Monday during school holidays

★Continue to walk on the street by the end.



⑧Saint-Léonard Church

Église Saint-Léonard

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 pm

Close: No

★Go to a path on the left of the church to go to a garden



⑨Public Garden

Jardin public

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Go down the garden.

★When you leave from the garden, turn right and pass a bridge. Then, go straight and turn left at the first crossroad. It takes 10 minutes by walk.



⑩Saint-Sulpice Church

Église Saint-Sulpice de Fougères

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 pm

Close: No

★Go to Bouteiller St around the castle to go back to the bus stop. It takes 10 minutes by walk.



【Goal】

Bus stop; Château

Return to Rennes by bus.

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