The Breton Last Stand

THE MAD WAR - The last breath of independence

Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier 1488

Fougères 1488

Rennes 1491

We drive into the Britany Boarders to explore the forest of the Breton last stand of Independence during the Mad War.

  • Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier is a ruined medieval fortified chateau destroyed at the end of 1480 to prevent it ever being occupied again. What an amazing and rare experience this is where you can really explore the full extent of ruins. See our video in the attached photographs. Good walking shoes and a sense of adventure & imagination are needed.
  • Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier battlefield and memorial located on the very road where the fierce fighting of the last stand for Breton independence happened. An amazing testimony to the imbedded cultural independence of the Bretons that is still evident today.
  • Lunch at Fougères for traditional Breton Buckwheat Galettes.
  • Visit the high Fougères Gardens located on the old medieval city ramparts. Here we have a panoramic view of the chateau uniquely located in a valley. We will the extent of the Medieval fortress & medieval low town complex.
  • Visit Chateau Fougères the largest most intact Medieval fortified Chateau in France. An amazing comparison to the tree covered ruins at Saint Aubin du Comer. You will climb the towers for the sight lines, walk the extensive ramparts, experience the chateau last safe withdrawal towers. The Museum has great audio displays, to explain the history of the Chateau and why it was so coveted by the English Normans & the French Dukes of Anjou.

Tour Breton War of Independance