St Malo is a town in Brittany, facing the English Channel. An important port during the 17th and 18th centuries, St Malo was home to the Malouin privateers (essentially pirates sanctioned by the government) who terrorized the English ships in the Channel. St Malo was a military stronghold and the walled city on the mouth of the River Rance has protected the estuary and sea since the 12th century, although most of the remaining granite buildings (reminiscent of the Mont St Michel in style) are later additions. The walled citadelle contains more shops, restaurants and bars now than pirates' lairs, and plenty of hotels. The clean beaches nearby make St Malo an ideal place to spend a weekend during the long summer days. One can simply stroll through the cobbled streets within the citadelle, enjoying fresh air, the various performances of street musicians, assortments of crepe, ice cream, galettes and basically just taking it easy. Apart from the charming medieval walled city, this is also a haven for good seafood and supersized desserts.
There are also some photos of Dinard,which is famed for its delicious seafood and beach, which is a 10 minute boat ride from St Malo.
These photos were taken by a combination of my Canon lenses, plus some taken by my newly acquired lensbaby (www.lensbabies.com). Taking the lensbaby shots required a bit of patience, but was a lot of fun at the end!
I was also shameless on Mont St Michel - click on the thumbnail below: