One sentence: The tide is low, alors on a fait une promenade. (Translation: So we took a stroll/walk.)
– We woke up to a chilly morning (with no rain, thankfully) in our wonderful loft apartment. I made us crêpes with les galettes de Bretagne (crêpes from the region in France), oeufs (eggs) and Camembert cheese. We also discovered rice pudding with caramel. Très bien! (Very good!)
– Our 3-day trip to St. Malo landed at the end of the busy season. The Route de Rhum (a sailboating race every 4 yrs from St. Malo to Guadeloupe) launched the day before we arrived and a few shops & restaurants have closed.
– We visited the beautiful cathedral in the center of the city. I’m not sure of its original construction dates, but Napoleon III added gothic elements during his time and, unfortunately, the cathedral was destroyed in 1944 during WWII. The stain glass windows have since been replaced and look marvelous.
– The tide was low as we walked along the ramparts, so we took a promenade to the Grand Bé, only accessible by a passageway from the beach. We collected some shells. Although a bit chilly, it was a lovely view of the city.
– After lunch, we visited the Musée de l’Histoire de la Cité (the city’s history museum). Enjoyed a panoramic view of St. Malo’s rooftops from the top of the castle’s tower.
– For dinner, we found a lovely place called Voiles & Vapeurs. We ordered six escargots, soups de poisson, Des moules de bouchot a la marinière, and le plat du jour. Yum!