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26, rue du Marechal Leclerc
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Crucial to the transport and trade services of the city, the port of Saint-Malo is synonymous with the identity of the city. Ferrying more than a million passengers annually, the port is managed by the Chamber of Commerce of Pays de Saint-Malo. Contact for ferry schedules and other information.
Located in the French commune of Dinan is the splendid Basilique Saint-Sauveur. This church was built in the twelfth century at the behest of a young and brave local lord. Initially this structure was small, however, during the fifteenth century it was expanded and supported with huge columns. The design combines Roman and Gothic styles of architecture. Basilique Saint-Sauveur truly reflects the grandeur and rich cultural history of Dinan.
The clock tower is an important landmark in the city. Erected in 15th Century, this monument is an arresting sight with a lot of tourists visiting the place each year. There is a hotel which is known by the same name located close by. Tour de l'horloge will definitely catch your attention. Call the tourist office for more information.
Located on Brittany's northern coast, Cap Fréhel is a popular tourist attraction with its historical lighthouses, remarkable natural landscape, grand fortified castle and large seabird nesting sites. Outdoor options like windsurfing, hiking, biking etc are available to visitors who also can tour the 17th-century lighthouse at the very head or the magnificent Fort La Latte in the east. The colorful heather covered moorland near the cap is also an ideal place for a small picnic while indulging in some serious bird watching. With paid parking available along with heritage and nature tours, Cap Fréhel is a perfect place for a fun family day out.
Popularly known as the Dol Cathedrale, the Cathédrale Saint-Samson de Dol exudes an archaic charm with its 12th-century facade. The Gothic style of its construction done in granite entirely gives it a mystic feel, thereby accentuating it an ideal place for spiritual enlightenment. The church has a very important place in the religious history, boasting to be one of the first ancient bishops seats in 555. The place is still functional today and visited as much for its architectural beauty as for its faithful and uplifting following. If you happen to be in Dol-de-Bretagne, then a visit to this church is sure to give you a peek into the stunning artistic beauty that France is famed for.
Standing at over 9 meters (29.5 feet) tall, Menhir de Champ-Dolent is Brittany's largest upright stone and a popular landmark. A registered historical monument, it has a number of local myths and legends attached to it which can be read (in French) on an information board found close by. It is an ideal place to stop on a road trip with a number of picnic tables surrounding it.
L'église St Pierre et St Paul d'Erquy is a stately church that dates back to the 12th Century. Featuring a Romanesque style of architecture, the church was built with the help of granite, sandstone and conglomerate. Several tourists come here to appreciate its vintage charm as well as to discover the peace and tranquilty that its serene ambiance has to offer. If you love to explore archaic edifices, then you must visit L'église St Pierre et St Paul d'Erquy.
The castle of Château de Combourg is housed within the Combourg commune of Ille-et-Vilaine department of Brittany. This French castle is perched atop a small hill which lies near the Lake Tranquil. Designated as a site of French heritage, the castle is now under private ownership. The first castle was constructed somewhere around the 11th Century and was destroyed and reconstructed again in the 15th Century. Many enhancements were added to the castle later on, making it a thing of pure beauty.
A group of rocks and islands located in to the south of Jersey, the Minquiers are spread across about 9.3 miles of the sea. Though made up of many rocks and small islands the three most prominent and important ones are the Maitresse Ile and Les Maisons. These islands are popular among the locals and have been mentioned in Victor Hugo's works as he once lived in Jersey as well. Though most are underwater, there are still a few islets that can be accessible by boat.
Located along the magnificent Pointe du Roc, Le Roc des Harmonies is one of the most visited sites in Granville. A visit here will be a great way of exploring minerals, marine species, insects and various Shellfish, and other resources the city has to offer. The special exhibitions and tours will take students and groups on a magical trip underwater, through well trained and informed guide leaders. Audio visuals on marine life are also screened here. Le Rock des Harmonies also has a very special exhibit which has on show masterpieces from Jules Vernes's Around the World in Eighty Days and other important books by him. The in-house cafe is where you can cool down after exploring the aquarium with light snacks and warm coffees. Call ahead for more information on group tours and visits.
The Logis Tiphaine is a charming, little 15th century family property that was built by a French military commander. He dedicated this house to his wife Tiphaine Raguenez. Now open to the public as an attraction of sorts, visitors are likely to be lured by the interiors of the home. The site still features the furnishings and the antique objects that once belonged to the noble personnel. Visit the site for a glimpse into the veteran's life and lifestyle.
Alligator Bay is a huge animal park that houses more than 300 species of crocodiles, alligators, turtles, tortoises, snakes, lizards and other reptiles which have been brought here from several parts of the world. Here, you get to see these animals crawling in their natural habitat. The park arranges educational trips for students and kids so as to enlighten them about these rare species. Check website to know more.