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Saint-Malo

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Saint-Malo - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ille-et-Vilaine
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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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Saint-Malo

Cité Corsaire, capital of the sea, jewel of the Côte d'Emeraude... whatever the qualifications attributed to it, Saint-Malo has always been, in the course of its history, the rendezvous of all adventures, all dreams...

The city occupies a privileged place in Brittany. Located at the northern tip of Ille-et-Vilaine, on the edge of Normandy and a short distance from Mont Saint-Michel, Saint-Malo is also a springboard to the Channel Islands and England.

Place of history and legends, cradle of illustrious personages, the city knew, in spite of dark hours, preserve an authenticity conferred by its ramparts, its paving stones and its old stones.

Proud of a rich past, the renowned seaside city remains a modern city always looking to the future...

Some numbers :

Geographical location: 48 ° 38 '44' 'North - 2 ° 01' 3392 '' West.

Population: approximately 52,700 Malouins throughout the year, up to 200,000 residents in the summer.

Area: 4000 hectares (17 hectares for the intramural, 400 hectares for the zones of economic activities).

Saint-Malo is also: 29 kilometers of coastline, 11 beaches over 8 kilometers, 222 kilometers of road.

Things to see and do

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
3-Day Tour of the Normandy Landing Beaches, Saint Malo, Mont Saint-Michel & The Loire Chateaux
Culture and education599 € Paris
Segway ride to explore Saint-Malo in a different way
Sports sensations29 € to 45 € Saint-Malo

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

The Landscape with Flower of Skin
From the Infinitely Large to the Infinitely Small
Cézembre
Culture In All Its Neighborhoods: Heads Up
At the bottom of my court + Wyll
The Corsairs' Day
Fashion show
Saint-Malo Dub Club # 7
Poetic montage on Jules Supervielle
Folklores Festival of the World

Detailed information

La Route du Rock
Independent music festival in an exceptional settingFrom 14 to 17 august 2019
Étonnants Voyageurs
An unmissable gathering for all lovers of literatureMay 2020

Photos

Rempart South-West (© J.E)
Rempart South-West (© J.E)
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View on Saint-Malo
View on Saint-Malo
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Castle museum (© Jean Espirat)
Castle museum (© Jean Espirat)
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Landscape of Saint-Malo
Landscape of Saint-Malo
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Rempart Ouest (© J.E)
Rempart Ouest (© J.E)
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Saint-Malo - ​​South Gate (© J.E)
Saint-Malo - ​​South Gate (© J.E)
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Place Châteaubriand in Saint-Malo
Place Châteaubriand in Saint-Malo
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Old anchor in front of the castle of Saint-Malo
Old anchor in front of the castle of Saint-Malo
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Fort National in front of Saint-Malo
Fort National in front of Saint-Malo
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Ile du Grand Bé in front of Saint-Malo
Ile du Grand Bé in front of Saint-Malo
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Fort National (© J.E)
Fort National (© J.E)
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South Wall (© J.E)
South Wall (© J.E)
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Path of the ramparts (© Jean Espirat)
Path of the ramparts (© Jean Espirat)
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Chemin de ronde South-East (© Jean Espirat)
Chemin de ronde South-East (© Jean Espirat)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Visit the Breton capital Rennes and its Parliament, its garden of Tabor, the town of Rennes, its markets, its old streets and many shops.

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
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