Saint-Malo, a hidden gem, June 23, 2023

The afternoon found us back in Saint-Malo, an historic French port. It is a delightful walled village. It was an active pirate bastion and today is popular with tourists. We loved it and would certainly return. Here is a photo taken as we approached the gate. I liked the chimneys and roofs rising above the ramparts.

Let the photos tell the story of St. Malo.

It is compact and walkable. Everywhere I looked offered interesting views; people strolling, enjoying the shops and the beautiful day.

We had a light lunch at a small cafe on the square pictured above. Now, I don’t normally take pictures of food (as you know if you follow my blog) but we ordered mussels in a curry sauce and I just couldn’t help myself. They were excellent and the tiniest things we ever saw. I liked the colors and contrast. This picture doesn’t do them justice but they were really good.

While enjoying our mussels and a beer I managed to capture this shot. I find the roofs and chimneys interesting with their angles and contrasting styles.

We strolled around following lunch and, as we went, we found ourselves at the Cathédrale of Saint Vincent, which dates back to the 12th century.

The cathedral was partially destroyed during World War II but has been restored. I took a number of photos inside and invite you to have a look.

I really enjoyed the sun through the stained glass as it reflected in my view finder.

The art in this side chapel was beautiful. The triptych fresco, in the Chapel of Peace, is of the Apocalypse and is dedicated to prayer for Peace.

Stained glass windows in the nave chronicle the history of the city and the cathedral.

The main altar, cast in bronze, depicts the four evangelists appearing in animal form. It was consecrated on December 8, 1991 and is really something to behold.

I really like this photo for the subtle colors and composition.

Before we knew it, we were on our way back to the tender. As we went I managed to capture these last few photos of a place to which we would definitely return.

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