Explore some of the most beautiful and glamorous villages in Northern Brittany.
You will start with Cancale. Mention Cancale to a Frenchman or a foodie, and the instant reply will be ‘oysters’; the marvelous mollusks have been cultivated in this charming fishing village for centuries. You will also enjoy breathtaking views over the Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel and scenic walks around the coast.
Later you will have time to explore Dinan, undoubtedly one of the most attractive and best-preserved small towns in Brittany. With its 1.8 miles long ramparts, half-timbered houses, beautiful harbor, and cobbled roads packed with art galleries and craft shops, it deserves a day of anyone’s time.
Finally, you will reach the gem of this coast, St Malo, established by the Welsh monk St Maclou, who erected a church on the ruins of the Roman city of Alet. You will have time to explore the beautiful 14th-century Tour Solidor, which houses the Museum of Cape Horners and sailors who were able to pass the dangerous Cape Horn.
Opposite the old town is two tiny islands that can be reached at low tide. On one is the Vauban-built Fort National and on the other is the tomb of the writer and politician Chateaubriand, born in St Malo in 1768.