St Malo on the Emerald coastline
For early risers, 87 miles from the Relais de Launay lies Saint-Malo, the legendary corsair city, or home port of the corsairs,Breton privateers and pirates.
On the road to Saint-Malo:
Erquy - A picturesque little fishing-port, where the boats lie hauled up on the beach, bows pointing out to sea, awaiting the next high tide before setting off for the renowned local scallop beds.
Sables d'Or les Pins - A small seaside resort boasting fine beaches.
Cape Fréhel - Culminating point on the Emerald Coast, the impressive 230-foot high granite mass of Cape Fréhel juts out into the sea with, at its very tip, huge giddily-balanced blocks of pink sandstone that have defied the elements since time immemorial. This is definitely one of the most spectacular sites in all of North Brittany.
Fort La Latte - Dating from the 14th century, Fort La Latte is built on a storm-lashed promontory and provided the first line of defence against invaders from the sea.
And, finally, the "City of Privateers", Saint-Malo itself - The impressive stone walls and buildings literally breathe the stern presence of the sea warriors who made the town their base down the centuries. Walking round the ramparts one can almost sense the feeling of sheer invincibility--to invaders and the elements alike--they impart; as one gazes up at the overwhelming architecture one feels dwarfed.