Practical Info

Infos pratiques

Tickets

These prices include your choice of either an audio guide for each visitor, or else the option of joining a guided tour of the castle.

Tickets are valid for the whole day.

Full Price

€8,50

Concessions

Concessions :
- Jobseekers / RSA recipients
- Disabled visitors and the person accompanying them
- Students / 18-25 year olds / Children aged 6-18
- Visitors accompanying season ticket holders

€5,00

Children under the age of 6

Free

Family pass

Equivalent to two adults and one child; additional children (aged 6-18) free of charge.

€22,00

Annual season ticket

The 'Ambassador' card gives you unlimited free access to the castle grounds and the new visitor experience for the whole year, and also entitles visitors accompanying you to discounted entry.

€17,00

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  • Unaccompanied visits

     : 90 min

    Exploring the ramparts, access to the towers, walls and exhibition spaces.

  • Guided tour

     : 45 min

    Times and visits may vary.

Opening hours

June - September May October - April

10:00 - 19:00
Every day

10:00 - 19:00
Every day

Open on Bank Holiday Mondays

10:00 - 12:30 & 14:00 - 17:30
Every day

except mondays

Annual closure from 8th January 2018 Closed 25th December & 1st January

 

Further information

Access

Address : Château Fougères
Place Pierre Symon
35300 Fougères

: Zones de stationnement

: Château de Fougères

Conditions and accessibility

Visitor conditions

The castle is largely exposed to the elements, so please check the weather conditions.

 
Access to the walls and staircases may be closed off or restricted in certain weather conditions (wind, frost, snow, rain etc.)
The towers and battlements are connected by long staircases, which are irregular and slippery in places.


The castle's exterior spaces are very open and well-lit, but inside the towers it can get very dark. This contrast may be disorientating for visitors who are sensitive to light.

Accessibility

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    Reception

    Disabled access: via Place Pierre Symon. Accessible welcome centre (wheelchair lift, accessible toilets, information booth for the hard of hearing, video guides in French sign language, visitor information for children)

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    Guide dogs

    Guide dogs are welcome.

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    Someone with reduced mobility

    The site is partially accessible to wheelchair users. A "Special Access" room has been set up in the castle courtyard. This facility allows visitors who are unable to physically explore the whole of the castle to get a general overview of the historical riches which lie within these imposing walls.

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    Magnetic loops

    There are listening points dotted around the castle grounds, designed to interact with the audioguides.

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    Archi-Tact

    Visitors with visual impairments can learn more about the architectural structure of an artillery tower thanks to a tactile model in the Raoul II Tower. One of the most impressive technical feats of Medieval military architecture, explored in a fun and accessible way.

    http://www.archi-tact.com/

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    Parking

    Parking available near the Château.

Services

Audio guides

Audio guides are available all year round, and are included in the entry price.
The audio guide is available in five languages (French, English, German, Spanish and Italian).
Audio guides are suitable for children of age 6 and over Video guide available with French sign language
The audio guide takes you through the history of the Château de Fougères and the Breton Marches.
Step back in time to the age of castles and medieval warfare, and learn more about day-to-day life in the Middle Ages.

         

 

Français               Anglais             Espagnol               Allemand               Italien

 

Smart phone application (FREE)

You can also download the smartphone app 'The Fabulous Château de Fougères', which provides essential information on the castle in French, English, German, Spanish and Italian.

(Not for use during shows)

 

Français               Anglais             Espagnol               Allemand               Italien

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Bookshop & Gift Shop

Located in the welcome centre, the gift shop stocks a wide selection of guide books, history books, educational materials and games focusing on the Middle Ages (the art of war, fortifications, medieval cooking, what do we even mean by the Middle Ages? etc.), the history of the Château de Fougères and the Breton Marches. The shop also has branded gifts and other souvenirs of your visit to the castle.

Boutique

 

One for the collectors: The Château de Fougères souvenir medal

Medal available at the Château gift shop (Price: €2) or else can be delivered by post.

Médaille Souvenir du château

Request a printed info pack

 

To receive your medals, please write to use at: Service Patrimoine et Tourisme / 2, Rue Porte Saint Léonard / BP 60111 / 35301 FOUGERES CEDEX

Don't forget to specify the recipient's address and the number of medals you wish to order.

Payment methods: your order must be accompanied by a cheque made out to "Trésor Public", for €2 per medal ordered,

You must also provided a stamped, addressed envelope (please bear in mind that each medal weighs 16g, and pay postage accordingly) and sufficient packaging materials to protect the medals.

Conditions of visit

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    Animals

    Animals not permitted, even if kept on a leash

    (except guide dogs).

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    Water-closet

    Mixed and disabled-accessible toilets (in the welcome centre and on Place Pierre Symon).

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    Payment methods

    We accept

      
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    No Running

    For the safety of all visitors, we ask you not to run, climb or slide down the walls or any areas not protected by handrails.

    The municipal authorities cannot accept any responsibility for accidents occurring in unprotected areas of the Château. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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    Siege engines

    The Château is accessible to pushchairs and wheelchairs.

    No other forms of wheeled transport (roller skates, scooters, bicycles, skateboards, ox and cart...) are permitted inside the castle grounds.