We had a wonderful breakfast at our Giverny b&b, and then were off. It’s nice having a 130k/ph speed limit. A little crazy to drive 180km on a highway and pay €25.90 in tolls. But, it’s France!
Our first stop was Le Mans. We chose Le Mans because it was the largest city between Giverny and Angers. We were glad we did. The cathedral above is Cathedral Saint Julien. You don’t see flying buttresses like that every day! We toured the cathedral and then did a walking tour, with the usual half-timber houses and such.
We grabbed lunch at a sandwich place in town (quiche for Ellen, baguette with mozzarella, tomato and salad for me). Then back in the car.
We checked into our hotel for the night 21 Foch. Right on the main street, it has a great location, and modern, Scandinavian style furnishings.
Château d’Angers was our first stop. Its origins date back to 1230. Not furnished, the outside was the best part.