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Le Grand Be

Saint-Malo, France
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Beautiful place

The walk up to Le Grand Be is beautiful, the walls are interesting and the views are amazing! You... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
so beautiful

it has a grand promenade thatyou can walk with ots of restaurants along the way and beautiful views,

Reviewed 1 January 2018
United States
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Travellers talk about
“chateaubriand” (5 reviews)
“low tide” (10 reviews)
“nice walk” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Saint-Malo, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk up to Le Grand Be is beautiful, the walls are interesting and the views are amazing! You can only get to Le Grand Be if the tide is low, by the time we got across the waves we’re getting worse so unfortunately we...More

Thank 19pops92
Reviewed 1 January 2018

it has a grand promenade thatyou can walk with ots of restaurants along the way and beautiful views,

Thank drudol
Reviewed 5 September 2017

A walk along the causeway at low tide, and then onward towards Petit Be, is an essential part of the stay, but the satisfaction is in the doing, not the destination.

Thank Neil W
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Although there is not much on the Grand Bé, it is still worth a visit if you are nearby. Standing on the Grand Bé gives the opportunity to see the city walls and out to sea from a different angle. Somewhere on the island, there...More

2  Thank James A
Reviewed 19 August 2017

there isn't much here other than great views of Saint Malo and the tomb of chateaubriand but still worth getting out there. You can only get on Le Grand Be at low tide and if you want to try it at almost low tide be...More

Thank Yvette B
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

As the fort can only be reached when the tide is out, you need to plan your visit. Built in late 1600s to protect St Malo, has a history through to WW2 and now as a historic attraction.

1  Thank Philip M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

If you enjoy the beach and the weather is nice, then there should be no reason why you don't stop by here if you're in Saint-Malo. The scenery is beautiful - blue waters, sand, coastline, small islands and forts out in the water. If you're...More

Thank jahn716
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I confess that I hardly spent 10 minutes swimming. The water was probably as warm as 18°C. But the warm sun was encouraging me to do so and this gave me strenghth and energy to continue our journey to Normandy then Paris.

Thank JohnPaul2010
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Le Grand Be is only accessible at low-tide. You'll have a nice view of the English channel and see the grave of Chateaubriand, a famous French author.

Thank Kareelas
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Start your day there! That would be the most valuable advice, since the tide can go up and you won't be able to reach the island. And it's quite interesting to see the difference of the view through the day...

Thank Paula M
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