Discover Saint-Malo and the surrounding areas

Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo, built on what was formerly an island, has been a Privateers' town and international commercial port since the Middle Ages. Its high stone façades, reconstructed post WW2, stand proudly defying the sea since the 17th Century. You can admire them while taking a walk along the ramparts which still enclose the whole town, before discovering the 300 or so shops and restaurants in this tourist haven.

Saint-malo
Saint-malo

The Mont Saint-Michel

The Mont Saint-Michel, built on a small rocky island, is a Unesco World Heritage site. Discover the medieval village with its 15th and 16th Century houses, the ramparts and the unique view they offer over the Bay, as well as, of course, the 11th/13th Century Benedictine Abbey, a world-famous place of Christian pilgrimage and an architectural jewel.

mont-saint-michel
mont-saint-michel

Dinard

Dinard used to be a fishing port before being adopted by the English as a seaside resort in the 19th Century thanks to its mild, almost Mediterranean, climate. Admire its beautiful beaches and over 400 villas, now classified as historic monuments. Dinard is just across the river Rance estuary to Saint-Malo. You can get there either by “bateau-bus” or by crossing over the dam, actually a tidal power station unique of its kind, which you can visit.

Dinard
Dinard

Dinan

Dinan is a medieval town about half an hour’s drive upriver. Its narrow cobbled streets lined with half-timbered houses and its admirably restored “shoppes” make it a must-see, especially on a Thursday morning for its market, one of the most popular in our region.

Dinan
Dinan

Cancale

Cancale is a charming little port from where sailors would leave for the fishing grounds off Newfoundland. It is nowadays the most important site for the cultivation of mussels and oysters, and in fact, the best place to appreciate all kinds of shellfish in its many seaside restaurants.

Cancale
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Le cap Fréhel

Cape Fréhel is a classified “site of ecological importance”, particularly as a nesting site for migratory sea-birds, including gannets and petrels. Close by is the La Latte Fortress (14th Century) which may be visited in the summer season.

Cap Fréhel
Cap Fréhel

Rennes

Rennes, Capital of Brittany, is less than an hour away from Saint-Malo by train. This dynamic city lives up to its reputation as a “City of historic and artistic importance”. Don't miss its “Champs Libres” Cultural Centre depicting the history of Brittany from Neolithic standing stones to 19th Century costumes, its medieval quarter, neo-classic town houses, the theatre (Theatre National de Bretagne), cinemas, and cosmopolitan restaurants...

Rennes
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Leisure activities

Leisure activities: sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, sand yachting, diving, discovery of the bay, horse riding, golf, tree top adventure course, theatre, concerts, hiking… The region of Saint-Malo offers a lot of activities! Do not hesitate to seek our help for the organization of your leisure activities and for information on the available public transport services.

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