Friday, 14 November 2014

The Walled Port city of Brittany

Saint-Malo, France
8 OCT 2014 | From Akubi of Hong Kong

Akubi sent me this postcard clueless on how he even had this postcard in the first place. He has been to France before and have friends there as well. That may solve the then-unwritten Saint-Malo postcard mystery in his hand. 

Saint-Malo is a walled port city in Brittany in northwestern France on the English Channel. Traditionally with an independent streak, Saint-Malo was in the past notorious for piracy. Today it is a major tourist destination, with many ancient, attractive buildings. It remind me of our Intramuros, the walled city of Manila. Both were fortified against foreign attacks. And it also has its atmospheric walled city, largely destroyed in the Second World War but painstakingly reconstructed.

The walled city is easily covered on foot, but tourist trains are also available which takes you on a ride all over the city. The modern towns of Parame and Saint-Servan lie outside the walls.

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