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LA ROUTE DU ROCK 2021

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Dinan

Dinan

Dinan is a fortified town, once defended by its impressive castle, and encircled by ramparts. Built mostly on a hill, it has a strategic location on the route between Normandy and the northern coast of Brittany. From 75-metre high position, Dinan overlooks the Rance river as it flows north before emptying into the Channel between Saint-Malo and Dinard.

Dinan, with its bridge, was long the most northerly point for crossing the Rance, which a little further downstream becomes a wide estuary.

Ville de Saint-Malo

Municipality of Saint-Malo

The city of Saint-Malo is mainly known for its ramparts, it is from here that the explorer Jacques Cartier and the corsair Robert Surcouf embarked for their adventures around the world. Saint-Malo formerly included the old city intramural and the districts of Rocabey, Gare, Marville, Courtoisville and Découverte. Today, and since 1967 thanks to a merger, the communes of Saint-Servan and Paramé belong to the commune of Saint-Malo.

Le Mont Saint Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel

“Wonder of the Western World”, the Mont-Saint-Michel, is one of the most well-known world heritage sites.

Cancale

Cancale

Cancale was famed, since ancient times, for its wild flat oysters (huîtres plates) that grow in natural beds in shallow waters. More recently (since around 1950), it has become known for the farming of “hollow” or Japanese oysters (huîtres creuses).

Rock sculptures

Rock sculptures

Discover the monumental work produced over 25 years by a deaf and dumb priest, the Abbé Fouéré (1839-1910). Having chosen sculpture as a new means of expression, he took refuge among the rocks, where he began a long dialogue with the granite, using only a hammer and chisel.

Dinard

Dinard

Dinard is a famous seaside resort that became particularly popular with British and American visitors. It even hosts its own annual British film festival.

Zoo de la Bourbansais

Bourbansais Zoo

Domaine de la Bourbansais is an exceptional estate set in stunning grounds.

Grand Bé

This tidal island became home to the first community of Saint-Malo in 1308 when the Malouin people revolted against their bishop and gathered there to elect a mayor. In around 1360, hermits built a chapel there, devoted to Notre-Dame-des-Lauriers, then later to Saint-Ouen. A small fort or redoubt was built there in 1555. This was replaced by other fortifications in 1652. The French writer Chateaubriand was buried on Grand Bé on 18 July 1848.

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