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Highlights in Saint-Malo
- A strong identity
- The variety of water activities
- The ramparts and the historical centre
- Starting point to discover the Emerald Coast
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Bordered by the Channel coast and the mouth of the Rance, Saint-Malo is renowned for its quality of life as a seaside resort, and its ancestral nautical heritage. Indeed, the city was once a real privateer city. In the 16th and 17th centuries, its privateers scoured the seas and oceans in search of treasures to loot. If there are no more pirates today, its ramparts are still synonymous with adventure for the whole family!Moving around Saint Malo
Just an hour's drive from the famous Mont Saint-Michel, Saint Malo is on the edge of Normandy. However, it remains resolutely Breton, highlighting the recipes of Breizh cuisine. It is also a privileged starting point to discover the Emerald Coast and in particular the city of Dinard which faces it. From here, we can also reach the Channel Islands and England. To travel easily, the car is the best means of transport, although in the city centre, cycling can be both an ecological and sporting alternative to discover this seaside resort.
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If its past as a privateer city is now behind it, the city of Saint-Malo still honours the sea. How can we talk about Saint-Malo without mentioning the Route du Rhum? Every four years, more than a hundred sailors take part in this legendary solo race to join Guadeloupe. An event that brings crowds together! For the budding adventurers, don't miss the visit of the Étoile du Roy. This huge 47-metre long privateer frigate is a replica of a mythical ship built in 1745. Embark aboard France's 3rd largest sailboat for a journey back to pirate times! Finally, to celebrate this exceptional maritime heritage, meet every year at the beginning of June for the "Faites du Nautisme". On the program: meetings with local nautical professionals, sports demonstrations, first dives, conferences and workshops..
During the Second World War, nearly 80% of the city within the city walls was destroyed by bombardments. Only the ramparts withstood the attack.
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The Tour des Remparts is the favourite visit of tourists.... But also the locals! It takes an hour to walk the 1754 metres of these fortified remains, which offer breathtaking views. To the west, you can admire the large beaches of the Bay of Saint-Malo, the forts and the offshore islands. To the east, you will have a breathtaking view of Intra Muros, the old town of Saint-Malo. This historical part and its narrow streets, constitutes the centre of the former privateer city. The old town has protected some of the marks of the past: don't miss the castle, the cathedral and the chapels. Small stone houses and cobbled streets are also part of Intra Muros' décor! Some of them are classified as "historic monuments"Explore Mont Saint-Michel
Only one hour from Saint-Malo stands the "8th wonder of the world": Mont Saint-Michel. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the mountain and its bay are mythical and still attract as many tourists each year. Take the road from Saint-Malo, and spend the day walking through the narrow streets that will lead you to the Benedictine Abbey. From there, a breathtaking view of the bay and the continent awaits you. But be careful not to be surprised by the rising tide!Enjoy the beaches and high tides
There are plenty of beaches in Saint-Malo! For lovers of water sports or long walks in the open air, head for the beach of Le Sillon. For an afternoon with your family, enjoy Bon Secours beach and its famous salt water swimming pool. No matter which beach you choose, don't forget to take the time to admire the high tides. Saint-Malo is famous for having the highest tides in Europe! This coastal phenomenon offers a spectacle that will certainly impress young and old alikeLet yourself be tempted by a sweet sweetness
Saint-Malo is full of specialities that will delight the most gourmet among you! In Brittany, it is impossible to miss the famous buckwheat pancakes and sweet pancakes. However, these are not the only treats worth a visit. Before you leave, be sure to try Guella House's salted butter chiquettes (old-fashioned lollipops). For a more refreshing note, stop by Sanchez, the most amazing artisanal ice cream parlour in Brittany! Let yourself be tempted by its surprising and addictive blends of candied ginger, balsamic strawberry and lavenderSetting sail for Dinard
A short distance from Saint-Malo is Dinard, another coastal town on the Channel coast. Famous for its beaches and cliffs, it is the ideal getaway to enjoy fresh air and sea spray. To further enhance the nautical experience of Saint-Malo, you can go there by sea! Indeed, the Corsaire company's shuttles will take you there in only 15 minutes by boat. On the way, enjoy a breathtaking view of the ramparts of Saint-Malo and the listed villas of Dinard