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