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Snapshots – Saint Malo

Posted by dan on November 28, 2010

Swiming pool and Le Petit Bé

Swiming pool and Le Petit Bé

Saint-Malo is usually thought of as a summer destination, since its long sandy beaches offer a pleasant holiday, but I believe any time of the year is good. While in summer the beaches are a big draw, off season it is much quieter and less touristy. In winter there are only few locals on the beaches and the restaurants and cafes in the old town are also more relaxed. Even if it rains the sun often appears and the dipped angle of the sun and the clouds paint a dramatic background. An awesome sight is when the high tide rolls in hitting the city’s wall hard and sprinkling the streets. In summer, be prepared for crowds – in winter, be prepared for rain.

Saint Malo is also a good place to visit Mont Saint-Michel from, as there is a regular bus link. See blog post: Visiting Mont-Saint-Michel


Travel TipTidal predictions for Saint-Malo with graph for 7 days:

http://tide.frbateaux.net/52

Weather averages for Saint-Malo: http://www.holiday-weather.com/st_malo/averages/

Suggested hotel in Saint Malo:

Hotel Central
Website: http://www.hotel-central-stmalo.com

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