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Sep 9, 2015 - Saint Malo, France

Hi All, WiFi is very poor here, photos of previous day in Dinan, now posted. Today is a shorter ride ~ 25km, thankfully to St Malo, riding to Dinard where we catch the ferry to St Malo. We headed back into Dinan old town centre after breakfast at our Chambre d'Hote ( B&B) to take some more photos without the crowded streets we met on our arrival. The old walled town is a real tourist attraction with lots of shops & cafes, and classic wooden buildings. Great place for wedding photos, we followed a newly wed couple at various locations...

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Buts 2015 Euro Trip

Jun 18, 2015 - Saint Malo - Day 25

This morning was no different to the last three except our adopted Patisserie was closed and we were required to withdraw across the road to a cafe where we had two coffees and two coissants for 5€. We were the only ones in the cafe. We had decided earlier to visit Combourg Castle ( 42 km) on the way to Dinan and were at the castle at 1215hrs. We parked near the castle and walked to the ticket office where we met a less than helpful attendant. Our english probably turned her off and her abruptness challenged our decision to visit....

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Jun 17, 2015 - Saint Malo - Day 24

Another late start to the day but we are not concerned as we achieved a lot yesterday and felt we could do the same today. We departed the hotel at 1115hrs, for a coffee and pastry after which Kaye had her fringe cut. We then drove to Saint Lunaire, 16 km west of Saint Malo to view this seaside village, reputed to be the resort location for French actors living in Paris. The village was of a good size but was very quiet and many of the homes were still closed from the winter months. We walked the promenade and side streets to the Pointe du...

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Jun 16, 2015 - Saint Malo - Day 23

This was our laziest of mornings and it was not until 1115 hrs that we emerged from our room. Breakfast in the hotel had come and gone and any cafe serving pastries had ceased selling them and were preparing for lunch. After a lengthy walk, we found a patisserie at the bottom of our road selling both coffee and pastries which we indulged in. On our return to our hotel, we immediately set off to drive the 56km to re-visit Mont Saint Michel ( last 2012 - no photo's as camera stolen). The trip was quick and parking proved no problem. We took...

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Jun 15, 2015 - Saint Malo - Day 22

We were up earlier this morning as I did not have my camera with me when walking the streets of Rouen last evening. While Kaye finished dressing, I photographed the area of the Hotel De Ville and the Cathedrals before joining Kaye for the usual morning coffee and pastries in the centre of town. We then completed our exploration of this impressive city, capturing the earlier impressive images and more. Unfortunately, we were too early to enter the Cathedrals. One more day in Rouen would have been good! We returned to our hotel, which has a...

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May 12, 2015 - Dreams do come true

One of the highlights of our trip was a visit to the 1000 year old Bayeau tapestry. As exhibits go this one takes the cake. It is mounted inside a curving glass case and each of the panels has been numbered by the maker. Audio guides operate as soon as you stand in front of a number which means that no one stands in your way or moves ahead of you leaving you to enjoy each moment as the story of William the conqueror, a native of Bayeau, unfolds before you. The commentary highlights features you would never notice otherwise and people of all...

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Jul 16, 2012 - Road Trip to Maritime Farm and Oyster Tasting

Day 11: Oyster tasting - Free time (Tuesday, July 17) Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel Morning: Departure by coach to Cancale, a typical fishing harbor, near Saint Malo. Field trip to the maritime farm. Discover the “savoir-faire” and maritime history of the region. Enrichment activity: oyster tasting Lecture (on site): “Oyster breeding: a local tradition” Lunch: On your own to explore local restaurants Afternoon: Free time (and pack for tomorrow’s departure) Dinner: Farewell dinner at local restaurant Accommodations: HOTEL DU...

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Jul 15, 2012 - Old steam train trip from Paimpoi to Pontrieux and Picnic

Day 10: Old steam train trip from Paimpol to Pontrieux - Picnic on the Bréhat island (Monday, July 16) Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel Morning: Departure by coach for an all day field trip to Paimpol, on the “Goëlo coast”.Lecture (on bus): “Celtic heritage in the Breton culture: Language, traditional costume, music, legends…”Field trip by train between Paimpol and Pontrieux: Go on a journey back time exploring the Trieux Valley on board of a famous Pacific-class steam locomotive, listed as a Historical Monument. 20-minute stop at La Maison...

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Aug 3, 2011 - St. Malo, France

St. Malo, France We remembered this place fondly from a visit here in ’09… it’s an ancient walled city that is one of the prettiest places we’ve seen, when approaching from the sea. It was just as we remembered it, with one exception… it was full of people this time vs. pretty empty last time! The difference is August vs. September. Like most places, it’s better to visit when the kids are in school. The weather was perfect, 70 degrees and sunny. We strolled the old city, had lunch at an outdoor café… cold beer, croque monsier and chocolate...

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Dec 14, 2010 - Exploring Brittany

Another day of exploration. The weather looks like it may be fine for us (albeit cold), so after a quick breakfast in the hotel breakfast room (including the obligatory chat with the owner, who passed on some wonderful tips for where to go and see), we rugged up and headed off. First up was the town of Dinard (http://www.ot-dinard.com/index.php?secteur=2&rub=44&parent=2), a coastal village on the other side of the Rance Estuary. A charming village with distinctive architecture. As luck would have it, as we parked the car to go walking, the...

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European adventure

Dec 13, 2010 - Normandy & Brittany

Today we leave Orleans and the Loire Valley to head for Brittany & Normandie, our destination being the seaport town Saint-Malo (http://www.saint-malo-tourisme.com/discover-saint-malo/history-and-heritage/history-of-the-city,3,2,203.php). A long drive is ahead of us so we get an early start, opting for breakfast on the road rather than at the hotel. The drive across the Loire Valley is uneventful and we make quick time. The sun is shining and the skies are a clear blue which makes for a most enjoyable trip. Large open flat expanses of land...

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European adventure

Dec 13, 2010 - Normandy & Brittany

Today we leave Orleans and the Loire Valley to head for Brittany & Normandie, our destination being the seaport town Saint-Malo (http://www.saint-malo-tourisme.com/discover-saint-malo/history-and-heritage/history-of-the-city,3,2,203.php). A long drive is ahead of us so we get an early start, opting for breakfast on the road rather than at the hotel. The drive across the Loire Valley is uneventful and we make quick time. The sun is shining and the skies are a clear blue which makes for a most enjoyable trip. Large open flat expanses of land...

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