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Day trips from St. Malo

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darnestown md
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Day trips from St. Malo

We will be driving from Mont Saint Michel to St. Malo(probably arrive early afternoon). We have two night in St. Malo. I would really appreciate any recommendations of day trips to do. We will be traveling with our two teenage boys. I would like to see Dinan, but wasn't sure if this was an entire daytrip or just a few hours. thank you!

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Paris, France
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You should get information on Dinard, you can go there by boat from St Malo.

Or, as said above, Cancale and Cote d'Emeraude, there are cruises departing from Dinard ( and maybe St Malo) that last an afternoon. Very pleasant

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Dinan is certainly worth at least half a day. Nearby Lehon can be seen in less than an hour and it's well worth the drive or walk from Dinan. We took most of a day to drive around the estuary of the Rance. Lots of people like St Suliac. Thinking back, I seem to recall we liked the west side of the Rance estuary better than the east side. Once we passed St Suliac heading south, there was less of interest to us.

If you are book collectors, Becherel is a book town (mostly French books, of course) and it has a charm of its own even if you aren't shopping for books.

If you're interested in locks (canal locks), there are 11 at Hede, close together.

A quiet walk along the Ille-et-Rance canal can be nice in the evenings. Not very exciting for teenage boys, probably.

Portland, Oregon
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How about a drive along the beautiful Emerald coast? It's relatively close to St. Malo and I think your boys will get a kick out of a visit to the spectacular Fort La Latte which is located at the tip of Cap Frehel.

Lorient, France
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hello for teenage boy I can advise you

the very nice aquarium de st malo


fort la latte (and le cap frehel)


le parc de la bourbansais


cobac parc


and also as previously said

dinan, dinard, cancale,

but also ile de brehat

fougeres (casttle)

and rennes

downton but also




Lorient, France
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considering dinan the historic town is quite small and few hours would be sufficent moreover with teens

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Do stop in Saint Suliac on your way to Dinard. It is a beautiful small village. Cancale is a must if you love oysters!

Edited: 5:11 pm, June 20, 2013
Paris, France
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If you want to see pictures and learn some more about many of the places already mentioned you can look at a photo report I wrote about exploring that area: http://tinyurl.com/86s4v8f

darnestown md
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thank you so much everyone for the great suggestions!

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