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The lowering tide reveals the causeway to Le Grand Be for a nature walk around this small island... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Guernsey, United Kingdom
Interesting and fun.

Amazing to see Chateaubriand’s tomb beautifully located looking out over the bay. Many destroyed... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Carlow, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lowering tide reveals the causeway to Le Grand Be for a nature walk around this small island. Offering a different view of the walled city and the chance to leave the hustle and bustle of the ramparts, City streets and packed beaches behind.

Thank DebraT957
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing to see Chateaubriand’s tomb beautifully located looking out over the bay. Many destroyed bunkers on the island from WW2 and shell craters. Its a lovely view from the island, and dont get caught out by high tide, or you will have to wait until...More

Thank Eatz2enjoy
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Enjoy the walk to the Grand and petit be. We did not visit the fort. Watch for the tides to avoid getting stranded. Beautiful place to pay your respects to Chateaubriant

Thank claude_monnier
Reviewed 26 May 2018

It is interesting watching how the shape of the bay changes as the tide is shifting from high tide to low tide, or vice versa.

Thank Torger B
Reviewed 12 February 2018 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
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