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Beware of the Tide tables.

The island of Gran-Bé is only accessible at low tide and there is quite a climb up to reach the... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Sandy D
Holland, Michigan
To be visited at low tide only

From St. Malo walls and Le Grand Be seaside, the island were the tomb of this French writer is... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

The island of Gran-Bé is only accessible at low tide and there is quite a climb up to reach the burial spot. Be careful to pay attention to the time the tide begins to return, because walking is the only way to reach this site....More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 22 May 2017

From St. Malo walls and Le Grand Be seaside, the island were the tomb of this French writer is located can only be reached at low tide. From the top of the island, the panoramic view is spectacular: we could see La Conchée fort (architecture...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank JohnPaul2010
Reviewed 23 November 2016

You just have to wait for a low tide and you can easily follow the route to this island, and pay a tribute to the famous Châteaubriand

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank jplion
Reviewed 14 November 2016

By rights, this place should have been a gem. Its location is superb - on an island accessible on foot at low tide, with beautiful views of the ocean, neighboring islands and the city of St. Malo. Sadly, the place is neglected, strewn with garbage...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank XYZ009
Reviewed 9 October 2016

It is a lovely walk from the old town across the beach to the first island where this tomb is located. A circular walk up and round will bring you to the spot. The grave is well maintained but could benefit from an information board...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank plantsman_10
Reviewed 21 September 2016

If the tide is out and you can clamber over the cobble stone path to get to the island, do visit this writer's grave site. He is dearly loved by the town and has been given a perpetual perch from which to enjoy an enviable...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 25 March 2016

A nice place to go ! Even though there was some wind , I think it aded to the atmosphere, a nice spot , full of romanticism !

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Danielle M
Reviewed 9 October 2015

It's a pleasant promenade across the tidal flats at low tide to reach this respectful monument. Great views and vistas of the whole area. Don't fret as the warn you to depart when the tides start coming back in. Enjoy...

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank David B L
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Beautiful, windy day, azure waters, low tide, the perfect day to get to the tomb, high above the sea in font of the Ocean, a great spot to rest.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank giorgiom60
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