Monday, 26 September 2011


The fortified castle at Fougères is certainly the most important in France and some say it is the largest medieval fortress in Europe.  The site is protected by a natural moat, a tributary of the river Couesnon.  It was first built in the 11th century, destroyed by Henry II of England (Henry Plantagenet and father of Richard the Lionheart), then rebuilt in 1173.

This is definitely going on my list of places to see.
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  1. Wow, what a castle, never heard of it before. Thanks for showing it!

  2. @Rob, I hadn't heard of it either, before the card arrived.

    @Tame Lion, thanks for visiting. :)

  3. A very nice Postcard! Very nice blog!!!
    Greetings from Romania!


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