Saint-Malo Off The Beaten Path

  • Casino de Saint Malo
    Casino de Saint Malo
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    Hippodrome de Saint Malo
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    closeup side of Chapelle St Sauveur
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    Halles au Blé or wheat market

    by gwened Updated Aug 19, 2012
    The market of halle au bl��
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    a historical building in intramuros city center St Malo.
    The Halle au Blé was an old beef market and one of the rare building of the 19C in the intramuros of St Malo. The first one was built here in 1822 mixing also the butter and game market. The building serve at times as an entertainment center. In 1892,they were enlarge and built the current building in metal. The sides with their arcades of granite recall the architecture of the previous halles of 1822.

    They are located at 19 rue des Cordiers . It is now a center of associations, expositions and exhibits for the city of St Malo.

    In the great traditions of halle au blé in France, they still keep it going somehow. A pleasant visit in a pleasant part of the city
    Tuesdays and Fridays you can have a fish and seafood market here from 8h to 13H
    enjoy it

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    Grand Aquarium de Saint Malo

    by gwened Written Aug 19, 2012
    entrance to aquarium of St Malo
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    This is a favorite pastime of our family stop in aquariums maybe because of our roots always around beaches and oceans, fishing scuba etc. We never missed one.

    This one is nice, you have several tanks from big fish to sharks,and turtlenecks,and then a petting fish tanks! as well as the marvelous Nautibus submarine ride.

    Fun for the whole family ,adult admission is 16€. and there is a bus C1 arrêt or stop aquarium to take you from city center.the ride by car is upon entering the city of Saint Malo on the road N137.

    There is snacks, cafeteria ,and boutique store.

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    Chapelle Saint Sauveur

    by gwened Written Aug 19, 2012
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    The chapel or chapelle Saint-Sauveur is in intra muros old city center it was built in 1743 replacing an older chapel in its place, that serve as a religious centre to the Hôtel-Dieu, that was here until 1944.

    It is now a center of many cultural activities such as concerts, expositions,and exhibits.
    it is located at rue Saint Sauveur, St Malo
    nice for a past and its architecture as well as its historical value.

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    Hippodrome de Saint Malo

    by gwened Written Aug 19, 2012
    Hippodrome de Saint Malo

    this is an activity i love to see more but end up at the other end when family decides lol!
    great way to see the local culture and a wonderful horse event just before entering the inner city of St Malo

    It has a grass field of 1500 meters long(4950 feet) and wide of 18 meters (59 feet) on its right straight line it has 300 meters(990 feet). It ,also,has a sand track for trotters of 1360 meters long, wide of 20 meters, and straight line of 300 meters,the turns been done on the right.

    nice restaurant Le Panoramique, capacity for 350 persons, access by the elevator or lift or stairs, free car parking of 500 spots

    races from late april to early november,see schedule for specific dates. good email contact at : info@hippodrome-saintmalo.com

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    Casino de Saint Malo

    by gwened Written Aug 19, 2012
    Casino de Saint Malo

    how about a nice casino on the harbor with great views, near the intra muros old city of sights and activities, and great views over the restaurant and own parking.

    for the adventurous in you ,and maybe trying to extend your vacation ::)

    it is located exactly here 2, chaussée du Sillon - 35400 St Malo
    and you can get here by car on the N137 dir centre ville
    by bus ,line 8 stop or arrêt Sillon
    by train very close train station of St Malo
    by boat on the Port de plaisance de Saint-Malo

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    The immense Barrage de la Rance tidal barrier

    by CatherineReichardt Updated Aug 15, 2012

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    (work in progress)
    Apologies for the poor quality of this photograph but:
    a. we were driving (that's the Royal We, as I was not in the driving seat) and
    b. the weather was distinctly British/Breton

    Anyway, this is the amazing Barrage de la Rance, a tidal barrage built across the mouth of the river Rance to harness the tidal power of the unusually high tidal range along this coastline. It wasthe world's first tidal power project when it was commissioned in 1966 (and, 45 years on, is still the world's second largest, after Shiwah Lake project in South Korea) and was hailed as a flagship renewable energy project when it was first constructed.

    However, renewable though the energy may be, the project has not been without its own environmental impacts. Construction of the barrage has lead to considerable silting of the Rance estuary and has destroyed the habitat of a number of fish species such as sand eels that used to live here.

    If you're flying in/out of Dinard airport then you won't have to make a special detour to see the barrage as it's en route between the airport and St Malo.

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    Barrage de la Rance (Power Plant)

    by sue_stone Written Jul 25, 2006

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    Usine Maremotrice de la Rance

    Located a couple of kilometres from the centre of St-Malo is a bridge that crosses the Rance Estuary. This impressive bridge links the towns of Dinard and St Malo, but it is the Usine Maremotrice de la Rance (power plant) connected to it that is most impressive.

    Under the four-lane highway (168) there are 24 turbines whirring away, taking full advantage of the estuary's extremely high tidal range - a difference of 13.5 metres between high & low tides. This huge tide change ensures that the turbines are always moving, in turn producing 3% of the power consumed by Brittany.

    The tidal power plant is a tourist attraction, with around 200,000 visitors stopping off each year to have a look. There is a parking area on the Dinard side (West) of the bridge and an information centre (which had of course just closed for lunch when we arrived!)

    Also at the west end of the bridge there is a canal lock which allows passage of boats between the English Channel and the Rance.

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    A Visit to Saint-Servan-sur-Mer

    by Jasen71 Written Nov 9, 2005

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    Hotel de Ville

    Once a town in its own right, it was an independent parish until 1967 when it became incorporated into Saint-Malo. This parish is located at the mouth of the river Rance between the dam and Saint-Malo. Quiet and floral, Saint-Servan boasts numerous places to visit. I will always pay a visit to this town on the outskirts of St Malo to wander thru the Fish and Food Markets and shops. Antique shops I have found five of them.... The shop prices here are cheap than the Walled City of St Malo!!

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    Lifes a Beach

    by Jasen71 Written Nov 5, 2005

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    It's a hard life?!

    St malo has some great beaches around it and near it? The tides goes out quite away so be careful when wandering out or moonlight skinny dipping..(eerrmmm well okay i had a few). Anyway the beaches are always packed and at low water you'll always find some old frenchmen combing the sands for cockles and sandeels..nice for supper i am informed....

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    Momument to Jacques Cartier

    by Jasen71 Written Sep 3, 2005

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    Canada

    Jacques Cartier was a navigator who made three voyages for France to the North American continent between 1534 and 1542, where he explored the St. Lawrence River and gave Canada its name. Little is known of Cartier's early life, though it is believed he accompanied the Florentine explorer Gionvanni da Verrazzano in 1524 on a trans-Atlantic voyage initiated by the king of France. In 1534 he was appointed by Francis I to explore North America, in an attempt to find a passage to the Pacific Ocean. On his first voyage he reached Newfoundland in 20 days, sighted the Magdalen Islands and Prince Edward Island (which he thought was the mainland) and found the St. Lawrence River. He made a second voyage in 1535 and explored the St. Lawrence up to what is now Montreal. On his third voyage in 1541, Cartier was under the command of Jean-Francois de la Rocque de Roberval as part of an unsuccessful attempt to colonize the area. Upon Cartier's return to France in 1542, he settled in his hometown of St. Malo.

    Jacques Cartier 1491 - 1557 born and died at St Malo

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    Gathering seashells at low tide

    by extrajoce Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Gathering seashells at low tide

    St Malo is more than a beautiful medieval city. Outside its walls, it also makes for a nice stroll along the beach, where you may find yourself wading like the locals and looking for seashells. A fun and alternative way to spend some time there, for children, the young at heart and lovers of fresh outdoors air and nature.

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