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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

Malestroit - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

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.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude47.8101730 (N 47° 48’ 37”)
Longitude-2.3833390 (W 2° 23’ 0”)
AltitudeFrom 10m to 95m
Surface area5.81 km²
Population2607 inhabitants
Density448 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVannes (41 km, 33 min)
Insee code56124
IntercommunalityCC du Val d'Oust et de Lanvaux

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Marcel3.1 km (6 min)
Missiriac4.3 km (7 min)
Saint-Laurent-sur-Oust6 km (8 min)
Bohal6.2 km (9 min)
Saint-Abraham7.7 km (10 min)
Ruffiac8.1 km (8 min)
Pleucadeuc8.1 km (10 min)
Saint-Congard8.3 km (9 min)
Caro8.5 km (13 min)
La Chapelle-Caro8.5 km (9 min)
Le Roc-Saint-André9.7 km (11 min)
Sérent10.2 km (11 min)
Montertelot10.7 km (13 min)
Molac11.4 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities


The canal from Nantes to Brest and Green Lane
The canal from Nantes to Brest and Green Lane
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Street Malestroit
Street Malestroit
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Saturday 28 march
Min. 11°C - Max. 14°C
Sunday 29 march
Min. 10°C - Max. 13°C
Monday 30 march
Min. 12°C - Max. 15°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horseback riding, forest Broceliande
Nature and the great outdoors39 € to 70 € Tréhorenteuc (22 km)
Sea trip in the Morbihan Gulf and islands
Nature and the great outdoors29 € to 50 € Arradon (40 km)
Taste oysters and clams
Local flavours7 € Île-aux-Moines (41 km)
Kitesurfing lessons on Brittany’s beaches
Sports sensations80 € to 500 € Sarzeau (42 km)
Boat trip on a sailboat heritage
Nature and the great outdoors49 € to 59 € Arzon (49 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lindeul Trail molac
HikeIntermediate3h50Molac (9.6 km)
Ardoisières Trail malansac
HikeIntermediate6h10Malansac (16.2 km)
Popinettes Trail, Questembert
HikeIntermediate4h25Questembert (17.5 km)
Langroëz Trail la vraie-croix
HikeEasy3h00La Vraie-Croix (18.1 km)
Grand Val Trail-caden
HikeAthletic5h00Caden (21 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals