Saint-Malo

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Petit Be which includes sailing, rocky coastline and general coastal views

Go on a boat trip to the Channel Islands from this port, after learning about pirates and trying oysters.

The walled city of Saint-Malo has an intriguing past, entwined with World War I, pirates and ancient walls. It is a pretty area with a large port that bears the brunt of storms and large waves. Spend the afternoon walking along the beach and learn about the pirates that invaded in the 17th century.

In the summer, the region is hot and sunny, attracting foreigners from the Channel Islands and the south of England. Winters are cold, wet and stormy, creating a moody atmosphere along the beaches.

Enter through the 12th-century walls to the part of the city known as La Ville Intra-Muros. Here, you will find restaurants, hotels and shops. Take a tour on the city’s little train to get a better understanding of Saint-Malo and its main sights. Visit the Musée d’Histoire to understand its fascinating history, from fortifications to pirates and war. See its intriguing objects, such as the prow of a ship.

In World War II, the city was almost entirely wiped out by American shelling and the British. As a result, most of the buildings in the city stem from the 1950s. However, some fascinating historical structures remain, such as the 14th-century Solidor Tower.

Take the kids to the Great Aquarium Saint-Malo to see the range of colorful marine creatures on display. Go with the family to the Labyrinthe du Corsaire, an amusement park with a pirate theme.

Find out about the walls and fortifications at historic structures, such as the Fort National and the Fort de la Conchée.

Try some of the local delicacies, such as the oysters that come from nearby Cancale.

Saint-Malo is by the English Channel in the northwest of France. The commune is a part of the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany. There is a small airport nearby, as well as ferries from Plymouth and Portsmouth in England. The 250-mile (400-kilometer) journey east to Paris should take 4 hours by car.

The bridges, beaches and port that are dotted around historic war ravages make Saint-Malo a scenic and informative destination.

Where to stay in Saint-Malo

ibis Saint Malo La Madeleine
ibis Saint Malo La Madeleine
3 out of 5
The price is Rs4,139 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Located in La Madeleine-Bellevue, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Grand Aquarium and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Saint-Malo Ferry Port. Plage du Rosais ...
4/5 Very Good! (298 reviews)
"Good attention from personnel"

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2021

ibis Saint Malo La Madeleine
Hotel Oceania Saint Malo
Hotel Oceania Saint Malo
4 out of 5
Chaussée du sillon, Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine
The price is Rs9,354 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Offering direct access to the beach, this Courtoisville-Sillon-Moka hotel is in the historical district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Le Grand Large and Saint-Malo ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (667 reviews)
"It’s okay. French style."

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2021

Hotel Oceania Saint Malo
Hotel France Chateaubriand
Hotel France Chateaubriand
3 out of 5
12 Place Chateaubriand, Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine
The price is Rs6,493 per night from 8 Dec to 8 Dec
Located in Intra Muros, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Musee d'Histoire and Saint-Malo Ferry Port. Plage de l'Éventail and St. Malo Citadel are also within ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (462 reviews)
"Great hotel with wonderful view"

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2021

Hotel France Chateaubriand
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Résidence Reine Marine
Résidence Reine Marine
4 out of 5
67, Avenue Kennedy, Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine
The price is Rs7,344 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Nestled on the beach, this Saint-Malo residence is within a 5-minute walk of Plage du Minihic and Plage du Pont. Plage de Rochebonne and Plage de La Hoguette ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (138 reviews)
Good location on the beach.
"We enjoyed our time in St Malo on the beach. We also had fun using the pool. We did find the 2 bedroom apartment to be a little small, but it was still nice to have a kitchen to use for meals. I did find that the cleanliness of the apartment could improve. There was a dust pile on the floor when ..."

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2020

Résidence Reine Marine
Résidence la Hoguette
Résidence la Hoguette
3 out of 5
17 Avenue Pasteur, Saint-Malo
Located in Courtoisville-Sillon-Moka, this beachfront residence is in the historical district and within a 15-minute walk of Plage de La Hoguette and Sillon ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Pro & con
"Pro: super close to beach. very nice hosts. good parking Con: walking 30mins to old town. You need to clean everything before you leave.(Garbage, Bed, vacuuming floor). otherwise they charge you 35euro!!!!! If you can enjoy cleaning all your room before your morning checking out. it’s a good place ..."

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2018

Résidence la Hoguette
Pierre & Vacances Résidence Ty Mat
Pierre & Vacances Résidence Ty Mat
3 out of 5
Located in Saint-Servan, this eco-friendly residence is within 1 mile (2 km) of Plage des Bas-Sablons and Saint-Malo Ferry Port. Plage de Solidor and Plage des ...
3.8/5 Good! (144 reviews)
"no service, no communication no email to tell us the code to enter in the building after the hours, no code to open the box to obtain the key the place is nice, no hair dryer, no room cleaning, no paper toilet, really small tv, we have to do the bed..,"

Reviewed on 10 Jun 2019

Pierre & Vacances Résidence Ty Mat
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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