Monday, 25 August 2014

Normandy Trip [3]













 

The last of the photos from the Normandy camping expedition, with a trip to the castle in Fougeres, which I've always wanted to visit. It's a very impressive site, with an excellent narrative trail that takes you via the barbican, to the outer ward and through to original inner ward and the three principal towers. It has a very impressive array of water defences and a rather splendid four wheel overshot watermill too. I was particularly struck by the secondary barbican and the layered defences, which reminded me of Chepstow and Caernarvon, albeit on a smaller scale. The local cider is rather good too, as you can see from the last photo.

3 comments:

  1. Brings back some great memories :)
    Unfortunately, my other half will not let me visit this area again and claims she is still in some sort of post historical visit stress disorder.

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  2. An impressive place! If/when my wife ever get to visit France this would be on our must-see list. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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