Further down the coast we called in to Mont-Saint-Michel before heading inland to our next stop at Angers.
The 13thC Mont-St-Michel still remains spectacular although we preferred the way it was ten years ago without all the paths and roads crossing the causeway. It has become far too commercialised.
Angers was a great town with a gorgeous fortress dominating everything, even church steeples for a nice change. Originally a palace for the Plantagenet dynasty in the 10thC it was transformed into a castle-fortress in 1230 and remains in pristine condition.
Seventeen towers linked by 500m long ramparts definitely give the structure plenty of presence.