We stayed at this beautiful restored home in Fougeres based on the location of the home in the old part of town just a minute from the entrance of the Chateau de Fougeres...which looked to be like a mini-Carcassonne. Fougeres does NOT appear in the Lonely Planet "France" guidebook and we had never heard of the Chateau de Fougeres - but were going to take a risk because we needed a base for our plans to visit Mont St. Michel....
WHAT AN AWESOME STAY!!!
Veronique met us at the front door, was very kind and attentive and took the trouble to explain all about the house and the town. The house is BEAUTIFUL - lots of room, nice kitchen, huge spaces to hang out and our family of 5 easily fit in the ground floor apartment. The kitchen had basic-plus cooking utensils, pots, pans, pantry items and was fun to cook a very nice, complete meal in.
The ONLY negative was that there is no clothes dryer - only a clothes washer. But there is an automatic laudromat (rue de fautieres) in the 'hood - No prob.
And the house IS literally 2 minutes from the entrance of the Absolutely Gorgeous, Totally-Well-Preserved Chateau de Fougeres (which IS like a mini-Carcassonne, only with a working moat as well!!), as well as 1 minute from the beautiful Eglise St. Leonard (beautiful 14th century church), the gorgeous Old Town of Fougeres (complete with stream beautifully meandering through the middle of the town) and the equally gorgeous eglise St. Sulpice. But more than that...the Old Town of Fougeres is very beautiful...with a large terraced park, clean, wonderful old buildings and shops...and it is 1/2 an hour from Mont St. Michel,..with almost NONE of the tourist swamp/glut that you encounter at MtStM. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND this as a base for your Mont St. Michel trip BUT caution you that you will be tempted to jettison the Mont St. MIchel part of the trip and just hang out in Fougeres!!