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St-Malo is one of the last french city with its walls still complete. It is remarkable, especially when you consider that the city was destroyed at 80% during WWII by bombing and blast. The relative good condition of the walls at the end of the war prompted the town mayor to attempt a rebuild. And the town was indeed rebuild to look identical to what it did before the war.
Now it is a ...
... rows of marble crosses and Star of Davids. We started our visit in the visitors center. It is very well done. There are films with a few personal stories as well as display about the history of that fateful day. A truly humbling and moving place. After a bite for lunch we let "Garmie" direct us to Dinan where we were set to arrive at 5 pm. We viewed Mont St. Michel in the distance as we crossed from Normandy into ...
We came to Saint Malo to firstly see the walled city and also to get the ferry to Jersey as Bruce wanted a bit of British culture, mainly:- fish and chips.
We walked the wall, took lots of pictures, had a beer and listened to the street entertainers of which there was many.
The walled city is very picturesque, with lots of street cafes, restaurants and bars.
A nice place to visit but unless you are into ...
We set the sat-nav to avoid major roads and took a leisurely drive through rural Brittany and at one point we found ourselves on the Tour de France route which had passed through just a few days earlier. After a very enjoyable drive we arrived at Saint-Malo, a very nice surprise indeed. Le Grand Hotel des Thermes was very grand and ...
... flavours, non comprehendda.... so he added cherizo, salami and gave us some chilli oil. Anchovies still no understand... so Kerrys favourite not quite but it was still really nice. He at least commented that the beer was great.
So we had a baguette, soft cheese, salami, yogurt and coffee for breakfast at a small town I can't remember the name of but it had a lively little charcuterie , boucherie where I falied miserably to explain that ...
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