Thursday I spent the morning sleeping in and recovering from my long day at Versailles, then ventured out to the park near where I am staying here in Angers. I am definitely starting to feel the fatigue of more than 2 months of travel, so it is nice to have some down time while I am in France.
I started at the Chateau de ducs de Bretagne which was built by Francis II, the last Duke of Brittany in the late 15th century. After the fortress and moat were built, the royal castle was built in the 16th century with additions in later years.
Shops in the village center from the castle.
|This was taken through a modern art sculpture/maze of woven branches on the grass by the moat.|
|Statue of Anne, Duchess of Brittany|
Beautiful stained glass in the Chapel of the Holy Virgin.
Tomb of Francois II, Duke of Brittany.
Found this lovely little lady napping in the sun outside the cathedral. <3
|Part of the crypt underground. The organ started playing upstairs when I was in here alone...more than a little eerie!|
Cobblestone streets and little cafes--so French!
|One of the art installations was a succession of benches ranging in height from huge to this little guy! My water bottle is there for scale :)|
|The biggest bench!|