About us

About us

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CHAL (rising tide in local language* near Saint Malo) has been created in 1975 by a couple of sailing boat fans who followed their boat in Saint-Malo.


In 1976, CHAL loisirs shop opened within the walls of the old city of  St Malo (intra-muros), with a speciality in quality nautical clothing and equiped numbers of competitors of the firsts "courses du Rhum" between Saint-Malo and Pointe à Pitre in the french west indies.


In 2001 the family company left the traditional boutique to work online only.
CHAL became one of the first french companies selling online with the opening of our first online shop brittanyboutique.com

CHAL grows year after year with a wider range of quality nautical clothes.

The arrival of the third generation of the family has started a new era:
- the opening of a new boutique  in CHATEAUNEUF (10km from Saint Malo) 
- the update (at last) of our internet online store
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More and more of our customers used to coming to see us in order to see things by themselves and were received in the old barn transformed into a micro-shop.
This is why we have opened  a boutique " LA MER QUI DECHALE..." (ebb tide) à Chateauneuf ( 35430 ) 10km from St.Malo (at the crossing of the 2 four-carriage ways Rennes/St.Malo bretagneboutique2.com and Mont St.Michel/Dinan  since 2016.

To update our online store, bretagneboutique2.com , will allow you to have a better visibility of products showing a wide range of selected Quality products of nautical style, full of colors and with a lot of different shapes  and accessories for women, men and kids.

We wish you a pleasant visit of our shop.

 

* All brittany was not Gaelic speaking. Gaelic spread as far as St.Brieuc and Dinan, but further east, Saint Malo and Rennes areas used to speaking a local language (patois in French)  called GALLO which was half french.