Friday, 19 January 2018
In the foreground is what the postcard calls the old artillery school which I presume it was at some point, but the tourist brochures call it the Castle of L'Hermine which was transformed from a castle into a palace for the Dukes of Brittany in the 17th Century, It forms part of the rampart walls, further along is the Connétable's Tower erected in the 15th Century and used as a fortification as well as a private residence. The tower is named in honour of Arthur de Richemont, Duke of Brittany (1392-1458) who was Constable (Connétable) of France from 1425-1458. A modern statue of him on horseback stands outside Vannes Town Hall, he is buried in Nantes Cathedral.
Postcard's for the Weekend theme of - aerial views - look over at Connections to the World