Saint-Malo

thumb|200px|Boats in the harbor, with Intramuros in the background

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Crêperie le Tournesol

Brunch in St-Malo means only one thing: a galette washed down with a cup of local cider – no it's never too early. Try the Crêperie Le Tournesol (16) at 4 Rue des Marins (00 33 2 99 40 36 23), with its terrace spilling out on to cobbled streets, from 11.30am Sunday. Its speciality galettes start at €5.50 and come with a huge variety of fillings, from smoked Breton sausage and egg to goats' cheese and Camembert. If you still have room, finish with something sweet – a crêpe with hot chocolate sauce is €3.50.


Rance tidal power station

The tidal power plant reportedly attracts 200,000 visitors per year. A canal lock in the west end of the dam permits the passage of 16,000 vessels between the English Channel and the Rance. The display centre is looking a bit tired and there isn't much to see from the barrage wall. Getting there is a bit tricky, bus routes C1 and C2 get you to within a kilometer walk.

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Best Western Central

Superb location just inside the main gate of the walled town, but lower floors can be noisy. Rooms are small but clean, some with views out onto the street, some with shower, others with bath. Wifi available (separate charge). No parking.

SLEEP   —  +33-2-99408770 —  7 Grande Rue

San Pedro

Comfortable small nautical-themed hotel within the walled city. Rooms have shower, WC, TV, and Wifi. Daily changing themed breakfast available (€7.50 extra). Internet bookings unreliable, so call to confirm.

SLEEP   —  +33-2-99408857 —  1 rue Sainte Anne


Petit Crêpier

Rue Ste Barbe. True to the name, this restaurant is small and has crepes, but their daily selection of seafood galettes is a cut above the pack. €10.

EAT   —  +33-299409319 —  Map

Coté brasserie

8, rue des Cordiers (''intra-muros''). New proprietary. seafoods and chips. Well separated smoking and non-smoking areas. €20-40.

EAT   —  +33 2-99568340 —  Map


About Saint-Malo

Once the feared base of pirates (''corsairs''), heavily fortified against Norman (or English) attack, today's Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws in Brittany. The star of the show is the atmospheric walled city (''intramuros''), largely destroyed in the second world war but painstakingly reconstructed. The modern towns of Parame and Saint-Servan lie outside the walls.

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