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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Malestroit
Insee code56124
AltitudeFrom 10 to 95 meters
Surface5.81 km²
Population2607 inhabitants
Density448 inhabitants/km²


National labelSaint-Marcel at 3.1 km (6 min)
Chief townVannes (at 41 km, 33 min)Missiriac at 4.3 km (7 min)
DepartmentMorbihanSaint-Laurent-sur-Oust at 6 km (8 min)
RegionBrittanySearch another town


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Born in 987, the Millennium city rich in historical events and cultural mesmerizes visitors to its many charms. Formerly a pilgrimage to Compostela, this small town with character in the story came at the signing of a truce of many of the Hundred Years War in the Chapel of the Madeleine by the kings of France and England . The medieval stalls, Intramuros, are fine examples of the expansion and prosperity that gripped Malestroit, became one of the nine baronies of Britain in the late Middle Ages. Economic activity was essentially built around the textile industry (flax, hemp?), Leather and building materials (sand, tuff, slate?) From Pays de la Loire. But this time there was no question of borrowing the freeways! It was thanks to the Canal from Nantes to Brest and its surroundings through Malestroit that this work could be done. Beautiful Canal from Nantes to Brest: real economic artery, it was dug in the early 19th century and travels throughout Central Brittany. Today, its mission is more than tourism and is a delight for fans of river tourism. The passage remains a beautiful flower locks unusual sight over the water. But, back to the heart of the city that leaves no one indifferent. The eyes of visitors continue to move the church of St. Gilles, the Romanesque and Gothic mansions of the rich-timbered and carved beams. Underfoot, tiny cobbled alleyways and guide them in its history and splendor. It is for such legacies and efforts that Malestroit entered the circle of 19 Small Cities of Character of Britain. Furthermore, in recognition of the Canal from Nantes to Brest, Malestroit opened the doors of a House of Water and Fisheries, near the Lock.


  • The streets of the City of Character.
  • The Church of St. Gilles.
  • The House of Water and Fisheries.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Malestroit
MonumentsChapel of La Madeleine,   Church Saint-Gilles,   House Le Moué,   House of La Truie qui file,   House of the Pélican


  • Fridays at Canal Malestroit, Terraces at Sérent Musical: Every Friday and Saturday evening from late June to late August, free shows.
  • Festival Au Pont du Rock: The last weekend of July.


  • Museums:
  • A Lizio: Ecomusée of Old Trades - Museum Scrapper Poet - Insectarium.
  • A Saint-Marcel: Museum de la Resistance Bretonne.
  • A Sérent: House Costumes Britons.
  • Castles and manor houses
  • A Ruffiac: Manor Balangeard.
  • Saint-Guyomard A: Château de Brignac.
  • A Sérent Manoir de Tromeur.
  • A Missiriac: Castle Morlaye.
  • A Saint-Marcel Manor Vaugace.
  • At Roc-Saint-André: Manoir de La Touche Carne.
  • Saint-Guyomard A: Court of Bovrel.
  • Arts and crafts:
  • Sculpture, pottery, ceramic La Chapelle-Caro.
  • Ceramic and Pottery Lizio.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Horseback riding, forest BroceliandeNature and the outdoorsFrom 39 € to 70 €Tréhorenteuc (22 km)

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The canal from Nantes to Brest and Green LaneThe canal from Nantes to Brest and Green Lane
Street MalestroitStreet Malestroit



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Monday 26 January
Min. 6°C - Max. 11°C
Tuesday 27 January
Min. 5°C - Max. 8°C
Wednesday 28 January
Min. 5°C - Max. 11°C


French cuisine restaurantManoir de la Combe
This is an old house with its towers with pointed roofs that sits at the heart of a beautiful park area in Pleucadeuc. Welcome to Manoir de la Combe! Enjoy a generous and refined traditional...
Located 1.3 km from Malestroit24 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Petit Keriquel  
La Chapelle-Caro
A few steps from the forest Brocéliande, famous for Forest Merlin, Little Keriquel itself is an enchanting place. Housed in an old building in Brittany, this hotel restaurant offers...
Located 6.8 km from Malestroit25 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Roi Arthur  
DIVING IN HISTORY - Want to live a short break or a meal a true tale legend? You make the choice to Arthur, Lancelot, Merlin Morgana or even? Filez Ploermel, not far from the forest...
Located 14.8 km from Malestroit38 € per person 

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House with 4 bedroomsPopote et Polochon    
Between Rochefort-en-Terre and Gacilly, Anthony and Stephanie welcome you in an old school / church hall renovated in the heart of St Martin sur Oust, 100 m from the Canal from Nantes...
Located 11.8 km from MalestroitFrom 70 € to 85 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa marie-pierre    
3 bedrooms and breakfast 1 km from Rochefort-en-Terre - (small town character) in new house, ground floor. 200 million of the Etang du Moulin Neuf where you can relax, swim, hike, paddle...
Located 13.1 km from MalestroitFrom 65 € to 95 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsStudios d'hôtes de kergonan    
Your studio awaits guests in a region rich in heritage and colors. A subtle harmony between earth and sea. The Gulf of Morbihan, the quiet estuaries and mudflats will charm you sleepy....
Located 16 km from MalestroitFrom 59 € to 76 € the double room 

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Chalet for 2 personsCabane insolite, la Baricane
Le Roc-Saint-André
Located in a small wood in a small Breton campsite, our Baricanes, wooden and roundness delight you. Hobbits huts or Goblins, depending on your imagination. Come spend two nights or...
Located 7.6 km from MalestroitFrom 290 € to 550 € per week 
Apartment for 2 personsLe nid des tourterelles  
- Nestled in lush greenery, between Forest Dark Forest and Ocean, Rochefort -en-Terre is a small town character, ranked among the most beautiful villages in France with 4 * flowering...
Located 12.8 km from MalestroitFrom 200 € to 290 € per week 
House for 25 personsGîtes du Domaine de Cranhac  
The cottage Cranhac, in arz of oust, located Peillac (56), located in the. Great natural site in the lower valley of Oust, you can switch. Stay calm but dynamic in a recently restored...
Located 15.5 km from Malestroit520 € per week 

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55 places over 2 haDomaine du Roc    
Le Roc-Saint-André
Traditional camping and atypical rental (mobile homes, cottages, tree houses, caravans to rent collection for 1 or 2 nights) located along the canal from Nantes to Brest, near Malestroit,...
Located 7.6 km from MalestroitFrom 11 € to 13 € per day 
33 places over 1,5 haCamping des Cerisiers    
Small and quiet campsite in the wilderness. Close to the Nantes-Brest Canal and GR37. Located in the heart of Brittany and take advantage of all its charms: the Gulf of Morbihan and...
Located 18.1 km from MalestroitFrom 12 € to 14 € per day 
100 places over 2,7 haCamping La Vallée du Ninian    
Murielle and Stéphane welcome you in the heart of Brittany, land of legends, near the forest of Brocéliande. In the land of Merlin, fairies and elves, knights of the Round Table invite...
Located 18.9 km from MalestroitFrom 12.30 € to 16.20 € per day 

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Hotel et Restaurant Manoir De La Combe - Hotel in MalestroitHotel et Restaurant Manoir De La Combe     
Set in a peaceful 3-hectare park, the Manoir provides a warm welcome, 25 minutes from Vannes and 600 metres from the Malestroit, one of the famous “Petite Citée de Caractère'. The Hotel...
Located 1.3 km from MalestroitRoom from 82 €
Le Petit Keriquel - Hotel in MalestroitLe Petit Keriquel     
La Chapelle-Caro
Located in La Chapelle-Caro, Le Petit Keriquel features free Wi-Fi and an on-site restaurant. You can relax on the furnished terrace, by the garden or drive the 30 km to Vannes and...
Located 6.8 km from MalestroitRoom from 52 €
Auberge Saint Hernin - Hotel in MalestroitAuberge Saint Hernin    
Auberge Saint Hernin is located in Pluherlin, 5 km from the Malinsac Prehistoric Park, and features an outdoor, seasonal swimming pool, a traditional restaurant and meeting facilities....
Located 12.8 km from MalestroitRoom from 66 €

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Best Western Le Roof Vannes
Hotel Best Western Le Roof with sea views is situated on the shore of the Gulf of Morbihan. It has well-established gardens, beach access and a restaurant...
BEST WESTERN PLUS Celtique Hôtel et Spa
Located in Carnac, this Best Western Hotel is just 50 metres from the beach. It has a heated indoor swimming pool and a spa...
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