Walking through the walls St Malo leaves thoroughly (!), I was taken for a dog, as in the Middle Ages ...
Historical Woof! Famous for its walls, the Chateaubriand Breton town once had the motto and coat of arms: Cave Canem ! The Latin quote means, as everyone knows, attention to the dog!
Every night, in fact, during the curfew a pack of dogs - raised by chienetiers - was dropped on the strike: they were trained to guard against hackers and intruders. Today, one can find these dogs emblazoned was called dogs lookout.
In 1770, following an overzealous doormen dogs devoured an officer. So, the city gave up their too good services and had him poisoned.
Nevertheless, the city is worth a look ... especially at the time of Astonishing Travelers festival . This is great, it's almost: from 26 to 28 May So I think I'll go back, normal for a dog-Drotter!
Good luck !