While staying in Angers I decided to take a day trip to Nantes which is about 90km away along the Loire River. Nantes is the capital of the Pays de la Loire region and the historic capital of Brittany. In addition to many old churches and the big castle of the Duchy of Brittany it also has a lot of newer buildings because of heavy damage inflicted by Allied bombing during German occupation during WWII.
I didn’t have any plan for the day or any background really so I grabbed a map from the tourist office and set out on foot to see the town. Here are some of the things I found along the way: