By way of the St Vincent gate you reach the ramparts that were begun in the 12C. Some houses are still intact after the bombings of 1944. Beyond the Great Gate you'll find a view over the narrow isthmus which links the old town to the suburbs. From bastion to bastion you then go along past the houses of rich St Malo shipowners finding some attractive views both over the town that was rebuilt stone by stone and over the sea. An unmissable walk for an in-depth study of the privateer's city.