France 2013 – St Michael and St Malo

Day two on my France road trip we went to St Malo but also had pit stop by St Michael, which was established around the 8th century. We got up after Rouen feeling a bit for wear ( damn you beautiful French vin!) and started the longest drive of the trip it the summer heat ( eurgh!) We didn’t go all the way to the island, but went as close as we could for in the car. Those who wish to set foot on the island please be prepared for a bit of trekking to get there there…but I am assured it’s worth it ( just look at the pictures!) Alas, we were on a tight schedule so could only manage looking from afar-

Moi by the island…

St Malo was a place where the boy had been as a child so it held a lot of memories for him. It was beautiful…just stunning, but very touristy, so imagine going to the beaches in Wales if you’re British…it’s very busy, but lots to enjoy. Also hard to park in the town but out side there are cars parks you can use.  The entrance to the port –

Just out side of the entrance, by the taxi rank, TIP- taxis are hard to get later in the evening, so make sure you have figured out how to use your phone abroad, luckily the taxi numbers are available on the signs by the taxi depo-

One of the ship museums by the port –

One of the building on islands out to sea by St Malo, you can actually walk to them when the sea is out, so if you want to pay a visit..get there early!

On the sea front promenade at St Malo, simply beautiful-

A shot of the houses from the walls of the port-

Shot from the sea front promenade walls-

Another sea island building –

A sea building in the tide ( about 6ish) –

Beach view from the walls-

One of the street performer there-

This one played music from paper sheets on his machine, but there was also acrobats, guitar players and other artists, It was great!

The only down side was the fact that I got sick the evening we arrived, so we had to stay two days. We ate in the town and it was ok, but I think we missed out on a much better restaurant, as it was touristy it was hard to find a place to eat at the time we needed too. Otherwise, I loved it here. I would go again, but it’s not at the to of the list quite like some of the places we visited. Great if you have children though, it’s made for families!

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