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Chateaubriand's Tomb, outing

Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Leisure & Discovery

Theme :
Nature

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Walk

Address :
Châteaubriand's Tomb
passage de la Poudrière
35400, Saint-Malo

FRANCE


Mood : To take a stroll

Description

In the footsteps of the famous Breton writer.

Perched on a rocky hill, the Grand Bé, 400m from Saint-Malo port, the tomb of René de Chateaubriand is accessible on foot at low tide. The Ilot du Grand-Bé was the site of the first town of Saint-Malo in 1308. It was fortified after several years, to protect it from invasion.

Chateaubriand, from St. Malo by birth and affaction had asked, 20 years before his death, to be buried on the island to continue his "conversation with the sea." His will was carried out on July 18th, 1848.

The location of the tomb affords a magnificent view of the old walled city of Saint-Malo. Partially damaged in 1944, it was restored by the architect Raymond Cornon. The monument is now simple, according to the writer's wishes. It bears no inscription and consists of only three sides, in order to more easily commune - from beyond the grave - with the sea…

Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Leisure & Discovery

Theme :
Nature

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Walk

Address :
Châteaubriand's Tomb
passage de la Poudrière
35400, Saint-Malo

FRANCE



Mood : To take a stroll