DAY 2: Saint Malo
The old town of Saint Malo, near to the harbour, was built as a fortified island in the Middle Ages and is enclosed by ramparts. It gained notoriety as a pirate base. Severely damaged in WWII it has since been rebuilt. Away from the harbour and to the east lies the seaside resort with its sandy well-kept beaches and hotels.
A few yards from our hotel Lin and I discovered this wild flower meadow on a building site.
Saint Malo harbour from the town walls
The wall encircles the town.
It starts to rain as Lin and I make our way along the town wall.
Fort du petit Bé at high tide
Fort National built in 1689
A green space in the town centre
Courtyard la Houssaye. The round part is possibly part of the oldest house in the town dating from the 15th century.
In the harbour a ship's figurehead
The seaside part of St Malo
Sumo wrestling on the beach …
… as well as beach archery
The town wall from the harbour
Le Vent Du Nord – Le vieux cheval