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Saint-Malo - Tourism in the Ille-et-Vilaine

Corsair town looking onto the sea, Saint-Malo is a renowned seaside resort today. Surrounded by ramparts, the fortified city of Saint-Malo was superbly rebuilt to its original style after 80% of it was destroyed in August 1944. The town of Saint-Malo forms a magnificent whole with its ramparts, castle and beautiful buildings. A walk around the ramparts is essential and offers stunning views of the sea, the sandy beaches below, the National Fort (built by Vauban), the port and the buildings inside the fortified city.

To acquaint with the history of Saint-Malo, one can head towards the big keep of the castle, which is home to the Malouin City and Countryside History museum.

Visitors can also go to the Big Aquarium of Saint-Malo, a place entirely devoted to the marine world.

Every four years, the town of Saint-Malo is the starting point of the famous Route du Rhum solo transatlantic yacht race to Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe.

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One of the gates of the walled city (© Jean Espirat)One of the gates of the walled city (© Jean Espirat)
Path round the ramparts (© Jean Espirat)Path round the ramparts (© Jean Espirat)
Chemin de ronde Southeast (© Jean Espirat)Chemin de ronde Southeast (© Jean Espirat)
Castle Museum (© Jean Espirat)Castle Museum (© Jean Espirat)
Rampart West (© Jean Espirat)Rampart West (© Jean Espirat)
Rempart Sud-Ouest (© Jean Espirat)Rempart Sud-Ouest (© Jean Espirat)
South Rampart (© Jean Espirat)South Rampart (© Jean Espirat)
Fort National (© Jean Espirat)Fort National (© Jean Espirat)


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