Thursday 11 May 2017

St Malo

In all the times we've been to France we've never visited the fortified town of St Malo before and what a gem it is, the old town is contained within Napoleonic fortifications and is a great place to wander around and explore.

Outside the beach stretches away east along the Cote Emeraude (emerald coast), no doubt come summer it will be a little more busy but on a sunny spring day you could imagine you were in the Caribbean.

The inshore fortresses are built on rocks which are perfect for scrambling and climbing and searching the rock pools for interesting creatures.

Inevitably with all the history there were some interesting boats like these three modern old gaffers, which interestingly are all traditional British designs.

There were also one of two more modern designs.

A local boat heading out to sea, could have been a picture form 100 years ago.


  1. Many, many years ago I sailed into St Malo as a trainee on the TS Winston Churchill, the memory lingers....A truely beautiful town, all the more amazing when you learn how must damage was caused in WW2!

  2. Never been there but read a lot about St Malo - looks like a great place for a holiday with plenty of boatie interest.

    1. Massive tidal range,from memory up to 12 metres!!!

  3. the beaches look beautiful!


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