The Paris to St-Malo Rally
Trip Start May 05, 2007
11Trip End May 15, 2007
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Beautiful scenery - very green and vast, wide fields, great roads, and plenty of rest areas and restaurants along the way. We went through the north roads, driving near Rouen, Caen, before heading back down south through Avranches, and finally reaching St-Malo around 6.30pm.
Heading for the medieval city, the walls loomed from a distance
We walked through the main Place, seeing the hotel at the back. Very attractive building, well located. Friendly service at reception. I had reserved through the Web - not 100% sure everything would be set up correctly, but it was, and we checked in, helped by the smiling deskclerk, who, it turns out, was a huge fan of Celine Dion, and by extension, of all French Canadians...
After a quick rest in the room (modestly but nicely appointed), we stepped out for dinner. The presidential election had just been won by Nicholas Sarcozy, and his fans were out celebrating on the Place, one woman wearing a "I love Nicholas!" t-shirt...
We had a lovely dinner, sitting on the patio at the Lion d'Or, after which we strolled around the town, walking up and down the narrow cobblestoned streets of the "intra-muros". Very charming, highly recommended.