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La Pointe du Grouin, Cancale

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View the sublime coastline, islands, and ocean at La Pointe du Grouin, and you will realize why this is a tremendously popular place for 19th and 20th century artists to work. You’ll be able to see the island just offshore, but it’s an off-limits bird preserve. If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of dolphins swimming around the peninsula. At low tide, you can venture down to the grotto below the headland, but beware of high tide. The seaside path leads to small ports tucked into coves. Beyond the Herpin Lighthouse, a coastal path leads past rocks to several sandy bays and to L’Anse du Verger, a plain 19th century chapel with colorful marine-colored stained glass inside. See La Pointe du Grouin and all Cancale has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cancale tour planner.
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  • Amazing place, amazing. This place is the departure of a memorable trip, will also visit the port of Cancale and climb on the hills of this city with its port. Parking downstairs. But if you take the time in amount one can find small free parking. At the port of Cancale, the mornings are sold oysters and has on-site. Take half a day. Then take the opportunity to go to Saint Malo a intra - muros: old town. Ramparts. Church of St. Vincent and don't miss any s stop at Café Saint Malo: La Java located 3 Street St. Barbe, (+ 100 years existing d, in business since 1820) this café is ranked in the Top of the 6 world-famous historical and hysterical), peculiarity more than 4000 dolls in custom ceiling decoration. Nowhere otherwise you won't find such coffee... good beers. the Tarnais conquered... Bravo to the owner.
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  • Great ride along the edge of the grouin. What put you in full view and see Holy Mount michel on the bar on the corner of 4 euros a bad cappuccino
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  • A vital walk for good tourist resort in Cancale. The landscapes are beautiful and the trail is accessible to children. At the bend of one of them, what surprised to meet a really fierce not Fox, not not hesitating to approaching walkers, probably in search of remnants of picnic!
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  • Lovely place but very crowded
  • Extremely scenic place with wonderful views, either towards Normandie but also the sea offers plentiful shades of blue. A must for someone travelling along the northern coast - but pretty touristic.
  • Don't miss to visit this castle if you are interested in (literary) history and the life of European nobility in the 18th and early 19th century. It's the home of romanticist writer François-René de Chateaubriand Guided tour in French
  • Beautiful nature spot
  • Awesome view

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