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Notre Excursion à Saint-Malo

This weekend, the Rennes-agades had an excursion to Saint-Malo. As we learned, Saint-Malo has a rich history of being very independent. In fact, Saint-Malo is one of the only cities that has the right to fly their flag higher than the French flag and there is a famous saying there- "Ni Français, ni Breton, Malouin suis" which means "I'm not French or Breton, I'm Malouin."

We had the opportunity to do two different tours in Saint-Malo, in addition to some temps libre. First, we got to visit the Demeure de Corsaire which is a house that belonged to a privateer. Almost 80% of the town was destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II, but this house wasn't. We learned a lot about what privateers did during peace time and during war and got to see the privateer's warehouse and office.

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After some free time for lunch, we got to take a tour of the walled city. It was cold and a little rainy, but the students were troupers! 

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The rain cleared up by the end of the tour, and we had some great views from the top of the ramparts. 

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We even enjoyed an impromptu concert from one of our own while we were waiting for the bus!

 

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We were exhausted by the end of the trip but we all had a great time.

 

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