Chemin de Ronde, Cancale

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Also called "allure," Chemin de Ronde is a raised protected walkway behind a castle battlement along the coast. Builders devised the round path as a walkway to allow defenders to patrol the tops of ramparts protected by the battlements or a parapet, so they could position themselves to shoot or drop objects on enemies. This romantic walking path offers sweeping panoramic views of the coast and many opportunities to meet locals and association members who care for this ancient trail. Use our Cancale journey planner to add Chemin de Ronde and other attractions to your Cancale vacation plans.
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  • hike to do without fail, for the great view of the Bay of Mont St Michel. Easy family
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  • Beautiful addition to walk to the oyster parks. The trail overlooks the beaches and rocks around the town of cancale. Very nice ride
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  • This old and particularly marked trail (GR34) was opened in 1969. It is a very easy to follow site with a huge variety of flora and fona, typically to the special maritime heritage of Cancale. West of the "Pointe de Grouin" are just a few meters of this path free style. Good walking shoes are a must. The path relay is composed of 2 parts, the northern portion, of the "Anse du Guesclin to the" Pointe du Grouin "shows the typical landscape of the North coast of Brittany with mainly low vegetation where the growth is primarily determined by the wind. The path also offers panoramic views of the Bay of the Mont Saint-Michel. The eastern part of the "Pointe du Grouin" to the port of Houle is subject to a micro climate because it is sheltered from the wind. As a result, find one vegetation back from the cliff to below where it is wooded. The micro climate also favours the development of plant varieties which are typical from the Mediterranean. The path is also enriched with "escaped" species from gardens in the area. We find there the whole year grey, yellow and black lichens, but also purple Heather. In the dunes of "Anse du Verger" you will find the flora of the dunes, plants that grow in Sandy environments such as marram grass, thistle, etc.. On the Eastern facade of the path towards "Port Picain" one can pedunculate oak trees, holm oaks and chestnut trees and even more vegetative pomp and circumstance. In short, this GR walk is a must when visiting Cancale.
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