Tag Archives: Saint-Malo

Mémoires d’outre-tombe

French writer, politician, diplomat, and historian François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand was born on September 4, 1768. He was the son of an aristocratic but dysfunctional family from Saint-Malo. His father was a morose slave trader and his only close friend … Continue reading

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Une brise de mer

Since it’s Memorial Day weekend in the United States, the unofficial beginning of summer, I’ve been thinking about great summer getaways I’ve enjoyed in France. A few years ago, my daughter and I were spending the summer at the Institut … Continue reading

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Explorer toutes les pistes

On April 20, 1534, Jacques Cartier set out from Saint Malo, Brittany at the request of Francis I, on the explorer’s first attempt to find a western passage to Asia. The trip across the ocean was accomplished in 20 days, but Cartier didn’t … Continue reading

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