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Aug 19, 2009 - St Malo & Mont St Michel

We wanted to get out of city and see a bit of countryside of France, so we decided to take 3-hour train ride to St Malo, a picturesque town on the northern coast of France. The old town is completely surrounded by old walls constructed in 17th century, and the inside is lively with restaurants, shops and artists selling their artwork. It was quite busy with tourists and locals enjoying their summer holidays. This active port town is a popular holiday destination for British as it is only a short ferry ride away from their cities. We...

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Jul 18, 2009 - Saint Malo e arrivo a Perros Guirec

Bene, si prosegue il viaggio. Dopo le battaglie di Bayeux ed il fango di Mont Saint Michel, dirigiamo la prua verso Saint Malo ed entriamo così ufficialmente in Bretagna (non la Gran Bretagna, la Bretagna e basta). Saint Malo è un paesino ridente in cui tutto viene presentato in stile corsaro. ...Cioè la Corsica non c'entra un c..., ma corsaro nel senso con la benda su un occhio e la gamba di legno insomma. Così, ci rechiamo in prossimità del porto e ormeggiamo la Peugeot in un attracco a pagamento (una pinta di rum ogni ora o parte di...

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Mar 29, 2008 - Frolicking on the Beach.

Day 79. Saturday 3/29. St. Malo and Mont-St.-Michel, France. Up for a free breakfast in the hotel! You would think I had never seen food before watching how much I ate. With full bellies, we went on a tour of the St. Malo around the ramparts (the top of the city walls). Merick did a better job getting to the important stuff, but left out my favorite one about the dancing cat street. On the way back some other people found it though and I shared about how when the city was bombed the only death was one cat on this street. It is sad, but very...

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La Dolce Vita!

Feb 29, 2008 - Normandy/Saint-Malo

I've been looking forward to my trip to Normandy ever since we arrived in Paris. We were scheduled to leave Friday, February 29th at 7:45am. Unfortunately I was not awoken to the sound of an alarm, but instead was awoken to the ringing of our room phone. My roommate Natalie jumped out of bed to answer it and I hear Ged (one of our AIFS advisors) through the phone saying "If you are not down here in 30 seconds the bus is leaving without you!" It was 8:00am!!! We all had massively overslept. The chaos that ensued in the next couple minutes...

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Apr 22, 2007 - France - Normandy

From Paris we caught the train to Rouen then hired a car, headed west to the coast and then followed the coast south to St Malo. It was a wonderful week. The weather gods were 100% on our side (it started to cloud over for the first time as we got on the plane to leave). All of the trees were covered in blossoms and everything felt fresh and spring-like. We ate lovely food and stayed in pleasant hotels. The people were friendly. We savoured the lack of chain stores and the presence of individuality. The towns, the countryside and the coast...

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Alexes Abroad

Sep 30, 2006 - St Malo & Dinard

Again the weather wasn't playing our game - it was a grey, damp, very windy day! And of course we were now on the coast visiting small towns that have the seaside as the attraction! Dinard is a favourite holiday place of the Brits - therefore Phil didn't like it! It was ok, but nothing to do for us so we moved on to St Malo. This was a much nicer place, the old city was inside walls & it had a nice feeling to it. There were lots of shops, cobblestone streets, a cathedral and literally hundreds of creperies! But unfortunately the skies...

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May 23, 2006 - St Malo

St. Malo is the second walled city we visited. One interesting fact about St. Malo is that it is a walled city directly on the ocean and pretty much like it's own little island. We had the chance to spend the night within the walls of this city. Thankfully, the weather opened up as well and we ejoyed a lovely picnic and evening on the beach. But before we had a picnic, we had to go find food. Of course, this was a bit of a challenge because again, we were dependent our our tiny French book. So this time we decided to go where we could just...

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4 Weeks in Europe

Oct 8, 2005 - J: Saint-Malo

Do you know who first started using butter?? I haven't had time to research, but I've decided over the last few days that the answer to this burning question must be, the French. I am convinced that I've consumed more butter during our days in France than I have all year. After indulging ourselves with croissants every morning for breakfast while in Paris we moved south to the wind swept sea side town of St. Malo, where we enjoyed Kouign-amann (butter cake), Caramels made with Brittany salted butter and Galettes. The Galette looks just like...

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Skipping Stones

Jun 13, 2005 - Finally, France! Brittany and Mont-St-Michel

Lesson no 1 - travelling with bikes on trains is hard. REALLY hard. Especially if you want to go from Belgium to Brittany. Undaunted, we soldiered on, and after catching regional trains for what seemed an eternity (actually only 10 hours), we arrived in Paris for a quick stop over on our way to St Malo to ride through Bretagne. Lesson no 2 - If you think it's hard on day one on regional trains, try it on the Paris metro and a TGV. The great thing about the regional French railway system is that they guarantee that you can carry a bike for...

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