lovely medieval town of Dinan with its quaint cobbled streets and
timber-framed houses is under an hour's drive away. Below the ramparts is
the Old Port on the River Rance with its jostling stone houses
and gothic bridge. Cycling and boat hire available.
North of Dinan on the Emerald Coast is the walled city of St Malo. Here you will find sandy beaches and safe waters for swimming. Enjoy some shopping, try one of the many open-air restaurants or wander around the yacht marinas. Take a day trip to Jersey or Guernsey or stay in St Malo to take in the colour, vibrancy and atmosphere of this delightful city.
Heading east along the coast is Cancale, famous for its oysters. The oyster beds are visible at low tide and shellfish are sold along the harbourside. The many restaurants have lovely views over the port where you can pass an evening trying the local specialities.
Other places to visit:
Combourg - Château mirrored in a reed - margined lake and once the childhood home of the writer Châteaubriand. Nearby is the small village of Bazouges la Pérouse that becomes a centre for art and sculpture each summer.
Rennes - the capital of Brittany, an old university town with a lively atmosphere, extensive shopping and an old quarter with excellent restaurants.
Fougères - The most well preserved Château in Europe, also take a walk through the nearby Forêt de Fougères.
Dol de Bretagne - imposing cathedral and Mont Dol, an escarpment of rock with commanding views over the Bay of Mont St-Michel.
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