We spotted this château in a leaflet in the tourist office in the village and we had never heard of it before. So on a beautiful sunny afternoon, off we went in search of it - Fougères-sur-Bièvres.
The outside is all windows, turrets, gargoyles and neat gardens. A lovely old bell and clock sit over the entrance. The bell chimed every half an hour while we were there.
Inside the courtyard the château is nothing short of delightful – multitudinous windows and archways on different levels, inviting the visitor to dive in and see what’s inside.
Anyone who enjoys taking photographs would love it here – everywhere you look there are little architectural features and angles just calling out to have their picture taken.
In the garden there is one of these. I don’t know what you call it but it was fun to sit inside.
In the village there is a lovely church to look around, a little park to sit in and have a picnic, and a bar serving snacks and drinks.
The sun shone brightly, little clouds floated by and it was exactly the right temperature for a spot of sightseeing. A perfect afternoon and I shall tell you all about the inside of the château in the next post. It was wonderful, in a very French way !!