Once 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
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
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
The walls of St Malo
Here it can get very windy, so be sure to bring a jacket. The 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
Beach at low tide in Saint Malo
Seagulls protecting the sea in St Malo
Rocky cliffs from St Malo
Small tidal island Petit Bé
Petit Bé seen from the walls of Saint Malo
Grand Bé at just a few hundred metres from the city walls
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
Saint Malo is an incredible mix of sights, sounds and smells, a paradise for those who love the sea.
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