Charming and beautiful, St-Malo, which is located some 50 Km away from Mont Saint-Michel, is as impressive and magical as the latter.
Saint Malo is a walled port city in Brittany in northwestern France on the English Channel. It is a sub-prefecture of the Ille-et-Vilaine. (Source:Wikipedia)
St-Malo is an ancient walled city with a port, beaches, fortifications, tidal islands, a castle, a cathedral, old buildings and streets crammed with hotels, restaurants, bars and shops.
We walked to the other side of the ramparts and with the tides being low we could walk on the sand to reach the several rocky islands. Timetables are available at the Porte St-Pierre gate to provide guidance on beating the rising tide.
We walked to Grand Be where we could see the resting place of St-Malo’s famous son, the French politician and romantic writer, Chateaubriand.
I am pretty sure that Chateaubriand is resting in peace! The whole place is peaceful and I just love the sound of seagulls.
No wonder that St-Malo is the most visited place in Brittany!