Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Fougeres - Thank you Pam

Pam told us about this stopover on the way back from Mont St-Michel.
Didn't stop for long, on our way to Rennes, just enough to see the castle walls.
 Beautiful blue doors.


 Looking toward the castle from Jardin Public (public garden)
 Houses below remind us of Lilliput villages.


 At the garden gate, book swap container.
 Walls of Chateau Medieval, Fougeres, capital of the marches of Brittany, near the boundaries of Maine and Normandy. 
Another beautiful rose.
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Rennes, bears witness to the legacy of the Celts and the Gallo-Roman era.


 Portes Mordelaises
A castle entrance gate with two towers, defended by a drawbridge and featuring two smaller gates for carriages and pedestrians, once led to Mordelles. This symbolic setting was where the future Dukes of Brittany swore an oath to defend Brittany's freedoms. The mediaeval walls to the west were built on the site of a third-century wall. An artillery platform was added on the fortified gateway (or barbican) to protect this entrance to Rennes.


 Place des Lices
The market place on a Saturday.
 Noticed something sitting on the wall of this bar...
 ....a baby on a life ring. It pays to look up.

 The things you see...a radish on the wall.


 We asked Alam, our host as to why the sun dial said 3pm, when  it was really 5pm.  
It has something to do with daylight saving.
Entrance to the Government Offices.

 Hotel de Ville
The Council Chambers.
 Rennes Opera House opposite the Council Chambers..
Every city has a carousel, I asked once and was told, "just because", 

6 comments:

  1. Do you ever ride on the carousels? Or are they just for children?

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  2. Stunning architecture. I loved the blue doors

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  3. Still loving our tour of France. Rob has been reading as well and is getting very itchy feet.

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  4. Loved your days travel such a beautiful country.

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  5. That is a very proper looking castle.

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