Château de Fougères (façade Nord)

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Taken the 23/01/10
Le château a été construit sur un site naturellement protégé dès le 10ème siècle sur un rocher émergeant d'un marécage cerné par le Nançon, faisant office de douves naturelles. Il est classé monument historique depuis 1953.

Victor Hugo dans Quatrevingt-Treize (1879), s'est inspiré de la tour Mélusine qu'il décrit longuement : c'est la Tourgue d'Hugo, «  une haute et large tour, à six étages, percée çà et là de quelques meurtrières, ayant pour entrée et pour issue unique une porte de fer donnant sur un pont-châtelet ».

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The castle was built on a site naturally sheltered from the 10th century on a rock emerging from a swamp surrounded by the Nançon acting natural moat. It is a historical monument since 1953.

Victor Hugo's Ninety-Thirteen (1879), was inspired by the Melusine tower he describes at length: the Tourgue Hugo, "a high and wide turn, six-story, pierced here and there some lethal, with the only exit and entrance an iron gate opening onto a deck gatehouse.
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Latitude: 48° 21' 15" N, Longitude: 1° 12' 33" W see »

Location: Fougères, France

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