Pouancé is situated just in the Maine et Loire département of France (almost the equivalent of our counties) facing into Brittany. In the way back, a Duke of Anjou built a castle there to defend his dukedom against marauding hordes of Bretons and nowadays the town proudly proclaims its château-fort - despite the fact that there is very little of it left, although it does look somewhat better when seen from the airfield.
Not far from the castle is the 15th century town gate, the Porte Angevine seen here from both sides.
Delusions of grandeur persist in the meant-to-be-impressive hôtel de ville - but it's only one room deep!
All the same, there are some very attractive or intriguing little corners.