|From the train I could see the 295
foot tall Cathedral at Coutances.
Completed in 1274 AD.
|Downtown Dol-de-Bretagne. A
village where I changed trains
on the way to St-Malo.
|Dol Cathedral know as St. Samson. It
was rebuilt in the 13th century after
King John burned it down in 1203 AD.
|Inside Dol Cathedral, it is 100m
long and 20m high.
|A maze on the pavement in
the lot in front of the Cathedral.
|Dol Cathedral from behind. The
stained glass in the choir is the
oldest in Brittany.
|A quiet backstreet in
|Buildings built over the street
along the main street of the
Intra-Muros (Rue Broussais).
|A wooden passageway over the
street inside the walled town of
|The jetty protecting the pleasure
|Petit Be, a tidal island surrounded
by water at high tide. The fort was
built by Vauban in the 17th century.
|A canon along the seawall of St.
Malo. Petit Be is actually
accessible on foot at low tide.
|A statue dedicated to Jacques Cartier.
He sailed from St. Malo in 1534 and
explored the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
|The tidal islands of Grand Be
and Petit Be. The causeway to
|Formerly Fort Royal now Fort
National. It can be walked to at
|The walls and bastions of St.
Malo starting to be exposed as
the tide goes out.
|From the newly exposed beach I took a panorama of St.Malo. The
defences were designed by Marshall Vauban in the 17th Century. It
rebuffed one attack by the British in 1693 AD.
|Leaving Fort National after
taking a 30 minute tour.
|Fort National was constructed in
the 17th Century.
|A dangerous waves sign at the
sea gate into St. Malo.
|Chateau St. Malo and the town
square. The screen is for the
coming nights World Cup Final.
|A bastion making up St. Malo
|Walking along the landward
wall of the battlements.
|From the inland wall I can look
clear across St. Malo to the
|Fancy hotels face a small
square in a bend in the wall.
|Basin Vauban inland of St.
Malo is part of the defence of
the walled town.
|A snooping seagull looks in a
|Porte St. Pierre looking our at
Petit Be at Low tide.
|The beaches are exposed at
low tide looking toward St. Malo
from Grand Be.
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|The Hotel Central (where I
stayed) in the Intra-Muros (inside
the walls) of St. Malo.
constructed between the 12th
and 18th centuries.
|St. Malo as seen from Fort National. Much of St. Malo's
historic town within the walls had to be rebuilt following
Allied bombing in 1944.
|At low tide the pleasure boat
marina is full of stranded boats.
|The small fortress on Petit Be is
being restored by volunteers.
|As the tide went out the
causeway to Petit Be cleared. I
did not wait and waded across.
|The huge jumble of rocks that
Petit Be is built on. There is no
approach you have to climb.
|An inscription on the floor of
the Cathedrale St. Vincent
honoring Jacques Cartier.
|Atop the battlements of Petit Be
|The grave of Jacques Cartier.
|The bizarre altar in the rebuilt
Cathedrale St. Vincent and
behind the rose window.
|The center intersection near
my Hotel - where I ate supper
|The bastion at the main gate
into the Intra-Muros.
|A really neat building at a street
corner in the Intra-Muros.
|Fort National surrounded by the
sea after the tide came in.
|The beaches in front of St. Malo
vanish at high tide. The water
comes right up to the sea wall.
|The pleasure craft marina at
high tide, all the boats are
|The statue of the privateer
Robert Surcouf who brought a
lot of wealth to St. Malo.
|The beach and swimming area
at high tide. Only the diving
board remains above water.
|Fort National looks to be far out
in the channel.
|The beaches are completely
gone from in front of St. Malo.
|At 7:30 PM the sea has come
in and it is a swim to get to Fort
|The sun sets over Petit Be and
the English Channel.
|At 6:20 PM Fort National can
still be reached on foot.
|The sun sets between Petit Be
and Grand Be.
|The ramp down to the beach is
|The sun on the horizon beside
|The sun has dropped below the
|A few shots from a sunset
sequence over Petit Be.
|Town square in St. Malo and
the Hotel France et
|Rue Broussais after sunset.
|The corner near my Hotel and
the crepe stand where I ate a
lot of meals.
|Cathedrale St. Vincent after