Stroll on the beach
Once you have seen the medieval beauty of Saint Malo, and if you can afford the time to relax, enjoy a stroll along the beach. From here, you will also catch a great view of the city. This is from the beach towards the east of the city.
Museum of History
This museum concerns the history of the city and is housed in the old city hall which is a grand old castle. The central tower is from the 15th C. It is an excellent display on St. Malo's past with very good paintings, busts of illustrious figures, model ships, armor and some archeological items. The entrance shown here is just inside the main gate into the intra-muros.
You can also get some great views from the tower of the museum.
The International House of Poets and Writers
he adventure was launched in 1979 by Gwen and Dodik Jégou -an artist couple of Saint-Malo (he is a sculptor and she is a ceramic artist)- in the small theatre opposite the birth place of Chateaubriand with the "Meetings at Gwen and Dodik's". The International House of Poets and Writers was founded in 1990 at 5 rue du Pélicot and was inaugurated by Mr René Couanau and Federico Mayor, General Manager of Unesco as well as many other literary celebrities such as Pier-Jakez Hélias. In this 3-floor place including a poetry library, 2,000 guests (writers, artists, journalists, publishers, searchers and student) have been welcome as "passing friends" says Dodik Jégou. A place for a "chat" or an escape where all topics are tackled, it is also a privileged place for translation workshops, calligraphy, writing and many other projects. The House of Poets also organises the Literary Walks led by storytellers, musicians and artistic performers into the street of the old town of Saint-Malo.
Saint Malo - Historic Sea Town
Here we are, In St. Malo, the historic sea town. It was a combination of sea, sun, sand, small town culture and old architecture. And we walked into the Intra-Muros, the old walled city of St. Malo.
Construction of the walled city's fortifications began in the 12th cntury. The town became a key port during the 17th and 18th centuries as a base for both merchant ships and goverment-sanctioned prevateers (pirates, basically) againts the constant threat of the English.
St. Malo stands in a commanding position at the mouth of the river Rance.
St. Malo has a lot to offer! So lets we around the city and the ramparts... also the beach and the boats.
Enter into the Intra-Muros, we can find several main gates here, so just choose which one you wanna see and go....
"Stay @ Intra-Muros"
Wanna stay @ Intra-Muros? They offer many hotels, just choose which one you like....
St. Malo, France
"A trip acros the English Channel"
We went over to St..Malo for a day trip by Condor Ferries. We travelled on the Condor Express which fairly zips across the English Channel. We sailed from Weymouth to St.Malo via the Channel Isles.
"Wandering the old town"
We spent the afternoon wandering around the narrow streets and stopped off for a lunch of Crepes, washed down with a nice bottle of French wine. This gave me a chance to use my VERY limited use of the french language...Hey ! at least I got Mandy an ashtray.
The return trip to the UK was quite "choppy", but a bottle of Dity free Rum seemd to ease things ! We met a Dutch couple who had sailed thier own yacht to France from Guernsey but had to leave it there due to the rough sea conditions.