All the Light We Cannot See Setting

Anthony Doerr
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Saint-Malo

Considered the last stronghold of the Germans, it is a city surrounded by water on four sides. The link to France is little more than a spit of sand, a causeway, a bridge.

Hotel of Bees (L’hotel des Abeilles)

Located on the rue de la Crosse, the formerly cheerful hotel has twenty one guest rooms, breathtaking views and a huge fireplace in the lobby. It was once the home of a rich privateer who turned from raiding to studying bees outside Saint-Malo. The lintels above the door contain crests with bumblebees and the fountain in the courtyard is shaped like a hive. Huge frescoes in the upper rooms sport bees the size of children and above a tub, a single queen nine feet long graces the ceiling.

National

The name of the island fortress off of Saint-Malo where three hundred and eighty Frenchmen are being held prisoner...

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