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Walking on the walls of Saint-Malo (Feb 2017)

After visiting the Mont Saint Michel, we drove to Saint-Malo, not far. It is a relatively large town but the most interesting part is a small one, built as a fortress, and surrounded by walls. It is possible to walk on the walls in a complete tour (not so long) around this part of Saint-Malo. Driving out, we shortly visited the beach Le Sillon and, then, we drove to Dinard, a fancy city located on the opposite side of the bay. From the net:
"Saint-Malo became notorious as the home of the corsairs, French privateers and sometimes pirates. In the 19th century, this "piratical" notoriety was portrayed in Jean Richepin's play Le flibustier and in César Cui's eponymous opera. The corsairs of Saint-Malo not only forced English ships passing up the Channel to pay tribute, but also brought wealth from further afield. Jacques Cartier, who sailed the Saint Lawrence River and visited the sites of Quebec City and Montreal, and is thus credited as the discoverer of Canada, lived in and sailed from Saint-Malo. In World War II, during fighting in late August and early September 1944, the historic walled city of Saint-Malo was almost totally destroyed by American shelling and bombing as well as British naval gunfire. Saint-Malo was rebuilt over a 12-year period from 1948–60."
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Saint-Malo; the external walls.
Saint-Malo; the external walls.
Just a picture from a card, found on the hotel desk; shows the central part of Saint-Malo, rounded by walls.
Just a picture from a card, found on the hotel desk; shows the central part of Saint-Malo, rounded by walls.
Saint-Malo viewed from Dinard.
Saint-Malo viewed from Dinard.
Saint-Malo, intra-walls part.
Saint-Malo, intra-walls part.
Saint-Malo, intra-walls part.
Saint-Malo, intra-walls part.
Saint-Malo, viewed from the external wall.
Saint-Malo, viewed from the external wall.
Saint-Malo, typical houses.
Saint-Malo, typical houses.
Saint-Malo, intra-walls part; the cathedral Saint Vincent.
Saint-Malo, intra-walls part; the cathedral Saint Vincent.
Saint-Malo; walking on the walls.
Saint-Malo; walking on the walls.
Saint-Malo; walking on the walls; Crepêrie Le Corps de Garde.
Saint-Malo; walking on the walls; Crepêrie Le Corps de Garde.
Saint-Malo; viewed from the walls.
Saint-Malo; viewed from the walls.
Saint-Malo; walking on the walls.
Saint-Malo; walking on the walls.
Saint-Malo; walking on the walls; typical houses.
Saint-Malo; walking on the walls; typical houses.
Saint-Malo; walking on the walls; typical houses.
Saint-Malo; walking on the walls; typical houses.
Saint-Malo; walking on the walls.
Saint-Malo; walking on the walls.
Saint-Malo; typical houses.
Saint-Malo; typical houses.
Saint-Malo; building front; viewed when walking on the walls.
Saint-Malo; building front; viewed when walking on the walls.
Saint-Malo; walking on the walls.
Saint-Malo; walking on the walls.
Saint Malo; typical houses.
Saint Malo; typical houses.
Saint-Malo; a famous restaurant and plaza.
Saint-Malo; a famous restaurant and plaza.
Saint-Malo, viewed from the Le Sillon beach.
Saint-Malo, viewed from the Le Sillon beach.
Le Sillon beach.
Le Sillon beach.
Françoise at the Le Sillon beach.
Françoise at the Le Sillon beach.
Dinard, typical and fancy houses.
Dinard, typical and fancy houses.
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