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Our most recommended Brittany Day Trips

Saint-Malo: Dinan, Fort la Latte, & Cap Fréhel Private Tour

1. Saint-Malo: Dinan, Fort la Latte, & Cap Fréhel Private Tour

Embark on an off the beaten path private tour of Brittany. Discover the historic Saint-Malo, wander through the small medieval town of Dinan, stop at Cancale for tasty seafood, and explore the medieval fortress at Fort la Latte, set on a rock facing the Atlantic Ocean. Start your guided journey in Saint-Malo. Visit the battlements and the old city where you will learn about the story of the privateers R. Duguay-Trouin and R. Surcouf. Next, go see the forts and hear the story of the Corsaire, the famous pirates which caused so much trouble to the English merchant ships. Continue to Cancale, the French capital for fresh oysters, for a delicious seafood lunch. Afterward, drive to the lovely medieval city of Dinan. Founded by the Lords of Dinan in 1040 and nestled by the Rance River, Dinan was one of the most important market towns of France until the 17th Century. Lastly, travel to the Cap Fréhel to visit Fort la Latte. Admire the medieval fortress facing the ocean, which protected St Malo for centuries. Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis fought on top of this castle for the 1958 movie " Vikings".

From Rennes: Mont-Saint-Michel Private Full-Day Tour

2. From Rennes: Mont-Saint-Michel Private Full-Day Tour

Drive along the Emerald Coast to Mont-Saint-Michel with a local guide who will share stories of the monks, abbots, pilgrims, and pirates that called this place home. Enjoy the tranquility of this abbey on the sea and take in the views from its high windows. The day starts at 9:00 AM with pickup from your accommodation in Rennes. As you drive along one of the most charming roads in France, your guide will tell you all about the history and well-kept secrets of this site. At approximately 10:00 AM, arrive at Mont-Saint-Michel and enjoy a guided tour of the abbey, the church, and the surrounding village. After working up a hunger, sit down for some local specialties at the best restaurant on the island. Don't forget to try the Mère Poulard Omelette and salted grass lamb. Next, drive to Cancale, a little village nestled in a bay. Learn the history of this town, which is the home to the "Belon of Cancale" and the best place in France to harvest oysters. See how these creatures are raised and even taste them. Alternatively, visit Pointe du Grouin, a lovely spot for bird watchers and landscape enthusiasts. The last stop of the day is Saint Malo, the famous walled city with a long history of piracy. Stories from long ago come to life as you explore this popular tourist destination with your guide. After a full day of touring, the adventure ends at approximately 7:00 PM in Rennes.

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