September 11th: Falaise – Fougères

We left the site early on Sunday morning and what did we spot?… Llamas, a zebra, a bison, camel and a couple of goats, knew we shouldn’t have had that wine! Turns out they were part of a visiting circus who seemed to just let the menagerie graze on open grassland, wouldn’t get away with it at home!

2 hour bimble to Fougères with a pit stop for the obligatory baguette before all the shops close at midday. Stayed at the free aire in Fougères, hard standing, no EHU, has grey/black disposal and fresh water in. Again this site is in the centre of the town and is a stone’s throw from the largest preserved medieval fortress in Europe. Himself coughed up the 17 euros entrance (for 2) but didn’t want to pay the extra for the audio guide. So we wandered around for an hour or so, nice visit but IMO could be improved for multinational audiences as per a previous visit to the Chateau at Falaise.

Later we visited the Monument Park below the fortress where there are replicas of the 4 bronze cast statues by Louis Debre which stand in Oasa near Hiroshima. They are titled ‘Tolerance’, ‘Courage’, ‘Hope’, and ‘The Future’. We both felt that the statues were quite haunting.

Back at ‘Camp Clang’ we had a lovely meal then walked off dinner around the nearby lake. Quiet night’s sleep, felt very safe at the Aire and would return if back this way in the future.


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