A day in Saint Malo France

Saint Malo, a fortified city dating back 100s of years, an important center of maritime trade and the closest town to fort La Varde where my grandfather was stationed prior to his death. A fascinating place. I hope the pictures do her justice.

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Solidor tower – a maritime museum paying tribute to the history of merchant mariners and the ships that rounded Cape Horn to expand trade routes from France.

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French sea scouts – scouts mariner.

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Museum of local history houses in a former castle.

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Francois- Rene Chateaubriand – French writer.

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Restaurant and tourist hotel within the walled city.

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Flag of Brittany.

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Scenes of walled town.

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Jacques Cartier- discovered Canada!

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Scallop dredger – I missed the offload!

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A French mothership – these are floating fish processors, they hang out on the fishing grounds so fishing boats don’t have to run to port to offload their catch a costly and time consuming task. Plus small catcher boats don’t have facilities to process their catch or to keep it for long periods of time.

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Map of the beaches around town!

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