Saint Malo was once the home of some pirates. Because the King of France at the time profited from their pilfering, he turned the other way and let the pirates run free. This went on for over 100 years.
The city is completely walled in. It sits right on the ocean, and there were several forts in the ocean around the city to help with its defense. The city was bombed during WWII, but St. Malo decided to rebuild to replicate who it looked when it was originally built in the middle ages.
City of St. Malo
You can walk the wall around the entire city
Our eldest - Arlington - fed a seagull
The tide was out for awhile as we walked around, and these boats were beached
We walked out to the hills and a fort around the city
Fort out in the ocean that used to protect the city
Jacques Cartier who is known for "rediscovering" Canada
There was a pool on the beach - filled with ocean water - where peopel could swim
Rocky areas around the city
The tide was out, so we walked and climbed this hill and explored the beaches around it
Saw this seagull grab a live crab out of the ocean and eat it.
Because the tide is out, clams dotted the rocks that would normally be underwater.
Finding a lot of seashells that washed up on the beach
This would all be underwater at high tide
Views from top of the hill we climbed
As we walked back to the city, we noted the tide was coming in - fast. There is a guy in a yellow vest that was blocking people from going out to the island since the path out would soon be underwater
This restaurant served Finley Soda. (the name of our daughter). Unfortunately they were out of it, so we did get to try it.
After we explored, we spent the afternoon eating delicious French food (like these Beignets that were the size of our head).