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Château de Fougères

Le château de Fougères est l’un des plus imposants châteaux forts français, occupant une superficie de deux hectares, et constituant un ensemble médiéval du XIIᵉ au XVᵉ siècle.
Le château est situé dans la partie ouest de la ville close de Fougères, en Bretagne, dans le département d’Ille-et-Vilaine.

Castle of Fougères (Ile-et-Vilaine, Bretagne)

The Château de Fougères is a castle in the commune of Fougères in the Ille-et-Vilaine département of France. The castle was built on a naturally protected site, a rock emerging from a swamp surrounded by a loop of the Nançon river acting as a natural moat. It had three different enclosures, first for defensive purposes, second for day to day usages in peacetime and for safety of the surrounding populations in times of siege, the last enclosure was where the keep was situated. In all it has an impressive 13 towers.

Castle of Combourg (Brittany)

Combourg Castle is a fortress located in Brittany which is located on the territory of the municipality of Combourg Country of Romantic Brittany Ille-et-Vilaine.
The castle is located halfway between Rennes (39 km) and Saint-Malo (36 km) in the department of Ille-et-Vilaine (35), France. It is the subject of a classification as historical monuments since August 1966.
It was built between the eleventh century and the fifteenth century on a hill at the edge of « Calm Lake ».
The writer François-René de Chateaubriand, who immortalized the castle in his memoirs, he spent a gloomy part of his youth in the 1770s.