Visit Le Mont St. Michel
This is an amazing place that comes with a lot of history and legend. You can only get to and from le Mont St. Michel when it's not high tide, as the road is covered during high tide, and cars in the parking area are covered by the ocean!
"Salvador Allende" Centre
Also called "Centre d’animation de la Vallée", this place offers a variety of activities ranging from learning foreign languages to carpentry. It usually hosts several associations, exhibitions, shows for children and offers services such as compact disk renting, etc.
Mont Saint Michel
This 250 foot piece of magnificence greets you from a distance. It is a one of a kind sight and has been welcoming pilgrims of various kinds (religious then, more secular now) for about 1000 years. In my opinion the best thing here is the abbey seen as you approach it, but it is well worth going up the few hundred steps to explore the whole thing. The island only has 30 residents and one street which Rick Steves very accurately calls "the most touristy street this side of Tijuana." Its character may have always been this as it probably has been filled with pilgrims for centuries, and even in the past everyone probably wanted some souvenir of the journey.
St Malo is a beautiful walled city in northwestern France, Brittany. Its history dates back to the middle ages. The city is located on a peninsula (formerly a rocky, fortified island, linked to the mainland by a chaussée built in 1509) on the right bank of the wide estuary of the river Rance. Since ancient times a powerful tradition of seafaring and exploration has flourished in this city - Jacques Cartier set sail from here in 1534 when he discovered Canada, and during the 17th century the ancient walled citadel was a major stronghold for many of the era's most ferocious pirates as depicted in Jean Richepin's play 'Le Fibustier'. In 1967, St Malo also absorbed the neighbouring municipalities of Saint-Servan and Paramé.
The city offers many sites and attractions, including lovely scenery, seafood and beaches. An obvious attraction to a visitor to St Malo is the walled part of the city (La Ville Intra-Muros), which is a colourful, lively town full of shops, restaurants, bars and hotels. More than 80 per cent of the old city was destroyed during the second world war. Unlike other ancient cities in Brittany who suffered a similar fate and were rebuild in modern style, St Malo's old quarter was painstakingly reconstructed stone by stone to create an almost exact replica of the original. Due to this, you can still enjoy a stroll through the tangle of narrow cobbled streets of the town to soak up the ambience of old times. It is also possible to walk along the top of the walls (ramparts) to enjoy the sea breeze and lovely views over the roof tops as well as the sea.
There are many sandy beaches in St Malo where it is possible to enjoy sunbathing and swimming. You can also see lots of people kite surfing in the beaches.
The two tidal islands called Petit Bé and Grand Bé can be reached by foot at low-tide from Bon Secours beach. On the smaller island, Petit Bé, is a 17th Century fort built to defend the city of St Malo from English and Dutch fleets. François-René de Chateaubriand, a French writer native to Saint-Malo, is buried on the larger island, Grand Bé, in a grave facing the sea.
"The best seafood I've ever had"
Interestingly and perharps not surprisingly, St Malo has one of the highest concentration of seafood restaurants in Europe.
It is famous for its local oysters from the nearby village of Cancale.
In St Malo can enjoy fresh, delicious seafood from one of the many restaurants and bars within the citys walls as well as outside. My favourite seafood in St Malo were definitely scallops, coquilles St Jacques. There were so well prepared and fresh.
Spirit of the ocean
"The spirit of the sea"
It's indeed a town made by the sea for the peoples or made by the peoples for the sea.
The old city (intra muros) is the strong point in Saint-Malo, but you have to know there is another city , the modern one (which I didn't visit :) ). The walk on the walls was my fav thing in Saint-Malo.
Really interesting, a lot of catamarans, small boats, etc. You can see and visit an old boat , but also a modern one.
"The sun, the beaches,"
Are also part of the history sonmehow. When we arrived on the beach, the waer was low, so I could see the whole beach. As there is a bay here, the ocean is very calm an you can advance a lot into the water still delling the ground under your feet.