The probably best known “intra muros” in Brittany is Saint Malo, the popular get out for us Rennais and the Parisiens. But there is also Concarneau in the south, in Finistère. It is substantially smaller than Saint Malo and has more or less only one street, where tourists push each other through – at least at high season. So it was hard to take pictures – I took the mainly from outside the wall. I was lucky that a circus was around at that time and sent on of their staff on high stilts for advertisement.

But I also took the must take picture with the rusty anchor in front of the clock tower.

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And the expectations of visitors were met: a real corsar was greeting at the entrance. What he did not like, when people stole his picture.

07b corsar

As always the difference between the tides is impressive – not ar high as at the bigger sister of Saint Malo, but for people like me, who did not grow up with the sea, it is still spectacular.

tide low

tide high

Close by to the closed city was at that day also the market. In case you are hungry, try some of the Breton sausages, cheese or fish and pack into your Breton shopping bag.

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Written by bihua

I worked and lived in Baku in Azerbaijan since September 2012 and started the blog "Life in Baku". End of August 2015 I moved to Rennes in France with the 365 project in my new blog "Life in Rennes".


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