Saint Paul Cathedrale is a massive marvel of architecture, which has seen its share of damage throughout wars. It seems even larger when compared to the smallest student of us all, Sinyi.
Our guides whisk us down a side street towards the Moat Gardens which surround the Royal Palace. These things were designed to keep invaders away, but are useless to euro toting tourists. There is a statue in front of the Palace which is locked in an eternal gaze at the Royal gates. We all agree it is beautiful because it is our first time there, but somehow I imagine the frozen figure is is quite tired of looking at it.
Inside the palace walls we find the open courtyard where the royals would host events and parties. It is surrounded by walkways giving us breathtaking views of the city. It’s as if at any moment we could make a royal decree, but we say nothing. It’s too beautiful.
As we leave, there is a dog. Obviously, he was not allowed in, and I don’t blame him for looking so depressed. He has to stay outside while we live like kings and queens. He is a sad animal.
However, when we visit the Machines of the Isle of Nantes we find beasts with completely different attitudes. The metallic mammals, reptiles and amphibians are the work of François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice who crossed the imaginary worlds of Jules Verne and Leonardo da Vinci.
One of the best, and even most beautiful ways to view a city is from the top. At the pinnacle of the Tour Bretagne Tour is the Le Nid (The Nest) which is designed just as its name and altitude suggest.