Just a quick trip today
to the little Brittany town of Fougeres
where we can take in the castle,
or rather the Chateau de Fougeres,
which was once a medieval stronghold...
walk the old wall...
...where, true to this old medieval likeness,
the citizens lived outside the wall...
and snack on beloved crepes.
Fougeres was the birthplace of the French actress,
who gave up her career to become the mistress of Victor Hugo,
as well as his secretary and traveling companion,
and to whom she wrote twice a day,
creating literally thousands of letters.
Ooh these quick traveling sojourns
always teach me a little something
and leave me wanting to learn more.
(Photos copyright: Kirsten Steen)