You want to discover Brittany :
Natural attractions :
the “Mont Dol”, the “Cap Frehel”, the Champeaux cliffs, the “Pointe du Grouin”, the tides…
The Tides are caused by the action of the heavenly bodies, principally the sun and the moon. When they are in line with the earth (in syzygy) the attraction is multiplied, announcing spring tides, this corresponds with the period of highest tides ; on the contrary, if the sun and the moon form a right angle (in quadrature), the attraction is reduced and we are in neap tides, the period of lowest tidal movement.
These phenomena are accentuated in Mont Saint-Michel bay, because with the rock being in the back of the bay, the sea doesn’t reach the Mount during neap tides. On the other hand during spring tides, the sea reaches the Mount but only after 4 hours and 30 minutes after the start of the rising tide, about every fortnight.
The visits :
the “Télégraphe de Chappe” at less than 1 mile from the camp, Four “Maisons de la Baie” ; the Fort Lalatte, Chausey’s islands or Jersey, the velo rail station and the museum of the war 39-45 near Dinan, the Amercian cemetary at Saint James, the clogs’s history in Trans-la-Forêt…
the little Train of Saint-Malo : Departure and Arrival Petit Train : Esplanade Saint Vincent next to Tourist Office :
Main entrance to the walled city. Above the right arch, the arms of Brittany, on the left the arms de Saint-Malo with the motto of Saint-Malo : « Semper Fidelis » which in latin means « will always be reliable ». Saint-Vincent ‘s Cathedral : Inside, one can see Jacques Cartier’s cenotaph … Saint Peter’s Gate : near this gate, the old kennels of « Chiens du Guet » : during 6 centuries 24 mastiff dogs were released on the beaches in order to protect the boats berthed in the bay from robbers. The area of the East India Company. In the 17th and 18th centuries : a quarter of France’s wealth was amassed in Saint-Malo. Discover the biggest spring tides in Europe and the heritage-conscious reconstruction of the walled city after the 2nd world war.
And why not taste local products ?
a cider house in Plerguer, algal cultur production in Saint Méloir des Ondes, the “Ferme marine” in Cancale…
Castles and gardens :
Fougères, Combourg, La Ballue, la Bourbansais, le Parc Botanique de Haute Bretagne…
Do not hesitate to ask us if you look for something else not written here, we can look for you !
See you soon,
Gaëlle & Sylvain