Tuesday, 27 September 2016

June 2016 - ST MALO, FRANCE

St Malo, France has an old walled city, with a Marina just alongside the wall, accessed via a lock.

We arrived to late in the tide cycle to go through the lock, so tried the marina on the river.  It was full due to a rally, so we picked up a mooring ball across the river.  Lots of tidal range and resulting current.  So much so there is a power generating station just up river, using the tidal range.

Very picturesque city, with a strong Canadian connection. This is where Jacques Cartier left to discover New France in 1535.  The Province of Quebec maintains a "Maison" staffed by students to attract tourist trade.

The city is protected by Forts on nearby islands.

The main gate.

The rich built tall townhouses to see over the wall.

The wall provides a lovely walk, complete with pubs and restaurants.

The harbor sea wall from the battlements.

Statue of Jacques Cartier.

Quebec tourist "House".

Arty view of the city from the boat at night.

Replica of a French Privateer ship.

Note the eye patch.

Passat II at the dock.

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