Cities of France: Saint-little

Located on the peninsula just 7 km north of Dol-de-Brittany City Saint-Little was built in the middle of the XII century as a fortified island fort in the river throat Ribs. The island has long been merged with the mainland, and the magnificent citadel serves one of the business cards of Brittany and the most visited tourist object of the region (in the summer the city is visited by up to 20 thousand guests a day!).


Ensemble Old Town Demonstrates the striking combination of medieval architecture, modern hotels, restaurants, bars and shops. And almost all buildings inside the city walls were carefully restored after a two-week bombardment of 1944 in the style in which they were built in the XVII-XVIII centuries.

In addition to Grand Pore Gate, The main goal of the citadel deserve attention to the entrance to the old town – POR-SEN-VINSENT, myself lock (XV-XVII centuries.) in which is now located La Ville Museum (Opened from April to September – Daily from 10.00 to 12.30 and 14.00 to 18.00; From October to March – from Thursday to Sunday from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00; Login – 5 euros), Arch Reol, Saint Vensean Cathedral (X-XII centuries.), small Grand Bee With the grave of the famous politician of the XIX century, Francois René de Chastubriand (in the tide is the island of two-thirds is hidden under water).

To the south of the citadel, the Saint-Sermin district begins – the place of the origin of the city itself in the VI century. NS., that is, long before the fortress was erected. It is here that you can see the famous three towers Tour Solidor, or Steir-Dor ("River gates", 1382.) in which now is located Museum of Marigue (from April to September is open daily from 10.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 18.00; From October to March – from Thursday to Sunday from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00; Login – 5 euros).

Just south can be detected Grand Aquarium www.Aquarium-St-Malo.COM (open daily; from April to June and in September – from 10.00 to 19.00; The first two weeks of July and the last two weeks of August – from 9.30 to 20.00; From mid-July to mid-August – from 9.30 to 22.00; From October to March – from 10.00 to 18.00, entrance ticket – 10-13 euros) with its eight pools. Interestingly, there is another aquarium in the city – Pet-aquarium, which lies at the walls of the old city and is less interesting to their more modern "neighbor".

Around the city

You can go under the serfs through a few gates and go to an open coast, which is a huge beach that has extended far to the East. However, Saint-little is widely known for its high tides (up to 15 m, in 1967. At the mouth of the River Rans, an experimental tidal power plant with a capacity of 240 MW was built, so these beaches are practically deserted most of the day. Easy to Eastern, from the picturesque rock of Cape Geor, the panorama of famous turrets of Monastery Mon-Saint-Michel and a bird reserve Il-Dez-Land. And south, in the area of ​​Cankal, you can see the famous oyster farms of the Gulf of Saint-little and old Church of Cen-Man with small Museum of folk art and traditions.

Reviews and studies of trips

Cities of France Sen-little

Saint-little chronicle of one tide

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