The guide at the Mont St Michel had an interesting comment on a glass window. Don’t you think, she said, that the rounded edges look like Mickey Mouse ears? Her point being that the land of Dessigny (famous for butter), has given birth to a son who emigrated from Normandy to Ireland, producing a son who crossed the sea to America. He became Walt Disney. Could the inspiration have passed down the generations? Certainly, the ancient castle is as enchanting as any Disney castle can be. But perhaps the real inspiration came from tales of the hoardes of tourists (and their tourist dollars) pointy turrets can attract.