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    admin Wizard
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    New article on Saint Malo just posted. :good:

    Saint Malo

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    what a informative piece  Thanks Wizard

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    Love Saint Malo, we live just 20 minutes fom there. It’s a tourists paradise, much to see, plenty of bars and restos. There are some wonderful views out to sea. There is an island which is a really short walk from the beach where the ecrivist Chateaubriand lies, he asked to be buried in solitude, which at the time of his passing away the island was ideal but now with around a million tourists every year….

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    We love Saint Malo, we have visited many times and have some great memories from there.  Nice read Wizard, thank you.

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    Looks lovely, never been apart from catching the boat as a foot passenger once, but it does look lovely.

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    And the inhabitants are called Malouins and Malouines. Find out what you’re called at habitants.fr, click on your département to find the list of towns and the gentilé of the inhabitants.

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    As many of you will know, Brittany has felt independent of France and indeed Saint Malo feels independent of Brittany and this is their saying “Ni Français, ni Breton, Malouin suis” We had this made up and it was placed in our chambres d’hotes reception.

    La Cité Corsaire, as Saint Malo is often mentioned, the Corsaires being more or less “legal pirates” having to give the government some of their haul.

    The Republic of Saint-Malo is a brief period in the history of Saint-Malo, during which this city was a micronation. Independence from the French crown was proclaimed on 11 March 1590 in a period of great prosperity linked to great discoveries and civil wars that greatly weakened the central power. This independence lasted until 1594. It is probably to this Republic that we owe the unofficial motto of the city”
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    VK wrote;

    And the inhabitants are called Malouins and Malouines. Find out what you’re called at habitants.fr, click on your département to find the list of towns and the gentilé of the inhabitants.

    Now in Bréhan I am a Bréhannaise which is understandable, however, when we lived in St. Maudan I was a Meldannaise.  :scratch:

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    Be glad you don’t now live in Mayon, Fruitcake!

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    I am very glad VK!

    Some I can understand how and why they come about –  I have been a Saint Quentinoise (St. Quentin – Lés- Beaurepaire) a Denezéenne (Dénezé – sous- Le Lude) both of which makes sense but how, from living in Chigné, do I become a Bédouine?  :unsure:

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    I found this Fruitcake :

    “The village has a total population of 315, called “Bedouins” since 1849, when a resident of Auverse insulted the National Guard of Chigné by calling the soldiers “Bedouins”.

    This is really unusual !

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    I think Bedouins and Bedouines is better than Chignons and Chignasses.

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    Or a Putéolienne, from Puteaux

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    Lucky the people from Puteaux  were not called Putains :wacko:   B-)   ;-)

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    Putéolienne could be a mixed between a prostitute and a windmill. Could be a good cryptic clue !

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