On the Coast of Brittany- Discovering Saint Malo

Saint MaloOnce known as a city of pirates, the walled city Saint Malo is today the perfect place for an authentic Breton experience. The sounds and smell of the sea, the high tides, the amazing food and atmosphere attract here many visitors. St. Malo offers enough sites to occupy most tourists for a few days, but one day is also sufficient to catch the main attractions of the city. There is no need for a car inside the city.

Saint Malo streets

Saint Malo streets

Typical street from the old Saint Malo

Typical street from the old Saint Malo

A visit to St. Malo should definitely include a walk through the old town. Cobbled streets, charming buildings with high rooftops and many taverns make this place simply fascinating.Everywhere you turn your head you‘ll find seafood restaurants and creperies If the time and budget allow you, try the different kind of galettes, oysters and fish dishes.

Be sure not to miss St. Vincent Cathedral, also known as Saint-Malo Cathedral .

Saint Malo Cathedral

Saint Malo Cathedral



The cold but refreshing air will prepare you for another “must do” in St. Malo – a walk round the ramparts of the city.

Rue du Chateau Gaillard

Rue du Chateau Gaillard

The walls of St Malo

The walls of St Malo

Here it can get very windy, so be sure to bring a jacketThe defensive walls of St. Malo offer a panoramic view over the bay and its impressive tides. From here you can get a clear sight of the beach and nearby islands, admire the ferries and feed the seagulls.

Walking on the beach in Saint Malo

Walking on the beach in Saint Malo

Beach at low tide in Saint Malo

Beach at low tide in Saint Malo



Seagulls protecting the sea in St Malo

Seagulls protecting the sea in St Malo

Rocky cliffs from St Malo

Rocky cliffs from St Malo

Small tidal island Petit Bé

Small tidal island Petit Bé

Petit Bé seen from the walls of Saint Malo

Petit Bé seen from the walls of Saint Malo

Grand Bé at just a few hundred metres from the city walls

Grand Bé at just a few hundred metres from the city walls

 

View of Fort National

View of Fort National

And last but not least, be sure to see Castle of Saint-Malo(located close to Porte St-Vincent) part of which is now the town museum, illustrating events from the history of the town.

Castle of Saint Malo

Castle of Saint Malo

Saint Malo is an incredible mix of sights, sounds and smells, a paradise for those who love the sea.

Other things that might interest you:

Fougeres – a fairy tale fortress in northern France

Mont Saint Michel – a  Normandy Attraction

Top 10 castles on the Loire Valley in France

A walk along the beaches in Normandy

On the coast of Brittany – Road trip in the region of Lannion



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