So we ended up in St Malo, a walled city at the end of a river on one side and beaching into the English Channel on the other. The city has a rich history and was once inhabited by privateers (also called "corsairs"), who ventured out to extort from the ships on the channel.
St Malo is also surrounded by rocky islands that can only be reached at low tide. It makes for a beautiful view.
Byron gets his shot.
Fort National, which was built to protect the city of St Malo and is now a museum. Note the water coverage at high tide. Hope you like to swim!
Leather boots on a wet beach...
Grand Bé. This is the island where the writer Chateaubriand is buried. Look at the path that is underwater most of the day.
Petite Bé behind it. (It seems like a lot, but there are only two Bés.)