Travel to Bretagne

Day 6 Lannion - Saint Malo (280 Km.)

Bretagne


 

Lannion: a very breton village.

(in 11 Km.) Perros Guirec: the popular seaside resort in this coast.

(in 33 Km.) Paimpol:

(in 52 Km.) St. Brieuc: It is a region of valleys and bridges, in the bottom of which winding rivers Gouédic and Gouet, Saint Brieuc was built on the edge of the bay that bears his name. The city, built on a plateau at the junction of two long green flows, has managed to retain in its midst, water and natural environment. A stone's throw from the valley, two bridges from the sea ...

Here, the green valley is mixed with the blue sea. Trees tend her arms by inviting to walk, while the smells of the market incite to stay. In the bend of a trail or a street breathe and feel the joy that emanates from an exhibition, a good meal on the terrace of a cafe, a concert or an imminent escape. When crossing the bridge, the sound of the waves guide them up the beach very close. The sea opens the appetite and, upon his return, the smell of a dish of scallops invites them to eat.

They are noteworthy dwellings of the venerable Louis Guilloux square and the box organ of the cathedral.

(in 45 Km.) Cape Frehel: regarded as one of the most beautiful coastal areas of Bretagne with its high cliffs and its magnificent views.

Cape Frehel
Cape Frehel

(in 62 Km.) Dinan: Lifted on the river Rance, is a pleasant and green fortified medieval city. On the street Jerzual you can see a few old houses and do some shopping at the craft workshops that border. Go also to the Place des Merciers and the Place des Cordeliers, surrounded by medieval houses. You can visit the Basilica of Saint Sauveur (XII) and the Castle (XIV), built by the Dukes of Bretaagne within which there is a small museum. Great views from the Tour de l´Horloge and from the Jardin Anglais, both near the church. Ability to make an excursion by boat to Dinard and Saint Malo.

Dinan
Dinan

(in 66 Km.) Dinard: an exquisite spa town 11 km from Saint Malo. Despite the short distance that separates them are two cities very different, both for its atmosphere as for its character and structure. It has no special attraction, except the beach I'Ecluse and walk along the path running around the Pointe du Vicomté.

(in 11 Km.) Saint Malo: It should be performed on foot, although you can enter by car, parked on the Esplanade of Saint Vincent. Before starting the visit you remember that the city suffered serious damage during the bombardments of World War II, so it has been necessary to rebuild almost completely.

You mus enter to the walled city or Inside Walls by the Porte de Saint Vincent. On the right stands the castle, which was built, taking advantage of an earlier, by the Duke Francis and his daughter Anna (XV). One of the wings housing the town hall, while in the great tower is the Municipal Museum (open from June to mid September). In the magnificent interior delay local history since the twelfth century until the nineteenth and also recalls the memory of the great figures born in the city: Surcouf, Chateaubriand, Cartier, etc. From here you can access the guard towers, from where they have some amazing views. At the same castle, the litle tower and the tower Quiquengrogne house a museum of wax. Upon leaving, you will find in place Chateaubriand, from where it leaves a circuit indicated by arrows that runs the streets, houses, corners and passages most special of the city.

At one end of the square is the Porte Saint Thomas, who on the one hand gives to the Grande Plage and the Acuarium while on the other hand, if you up the ladder, arrived in the Way of the Round city walls. This is a forced walk because, among other things, not everything is visible from the street. We recommend doing so when the tide is high.

The visit of Inside Walls (some call it also Ville Close) is a pleasure, as it is delicious stroll through the narrow streets, lined with houses of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. As you know, you can make the visit following the arrows circuit leaving the square Chateaubriand.

Saint Malo
Saint Malo

The center is occupied by the cathedral of Saint Vincent, who combines classic and Renaissance styles. some parts of the interior belong to the previous building, as the nave and transept of the cruise (XII) of Angevine style, the chorus (XIV) adorned with beautiful stained glass windows and chapels (XIV-XV). The facade is of the eighteenth century. To the northwest of the church is the former chapel of the Benedictines (XVII).

From the cathedral, street Broussais leads to the chapel of Saint Sauveur (XVIII), which houses the small Musée de la Vie Quotidienne of Saint Malo. A few doors down, in the Toulouse street, is the fascinating Musée de la Poupée (Museum of Doll) setting out a collection of over 300 dolls, filed in showcases and giving life to various scenes. Many of the houses that surround the museum belonged to wealthy owners of the city, some of whom were pirates "retired". A good example is the house left de la Porte Saint Dinan, where he lived thirty years the pirate Surcouf.

To conclude the visit, goes to the two resorts cities around the city: Paramé and Saint Servan. The first runs from the Casino to Pointe de Rochebonne and has 2 km of beach travelled by an extensive tour (watch out for storm days). The second is south of Inside Walls, and she can visit in the tour Solidor, theMusée des Long Cours Cap Horniers. It is beautiful the Corniche d´Aleth.


 

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