Saint Malo and surroundings
Things to see and do in Saint-Malo
Notable attractions include:
Saint-Malo and the Ramparts
Discover the walled city of Saint-Malo, built by Benedictine monks of Aleth.
You will have the opportunity to walk among the alleys, between its high houses. The complete tour of the ramparts will impress you with views over the sea and the surrounding islands of Grand Bé, Petit Bé, Harbour, Cézembre and Conchée.
On the other side of Saint-Servan is Dinard, and to the far west is Cape Frehel.
On the east is the beach of Sillon, which deserves a walk on the beach and a swim.
Go down rue Ville-Pépin for its many shops, then to the marina of Bas-Sablon.
You can also walk to Solidor Tower (built in the 14th century to control the town of St-Malo), which overlooks a very pretty beach facing the mouth of the Rance, with the Barrage in the background on the left, opposite the island of Bizeux and Dinard.
The tour of the City of Aleth is a must see, steeped in history (from the Celtic period). It will show you the blend between the foundations of the city (with the ruins of the Gallo-Roman Cathedral of the 4th century) and imprints of the 2nd World War with the remains of the German blockhouses.
Port Breton is a picture-perfect attraction that you can visit in all weathers and tides.
Enjoy a stroll up Pointe du Grouin for a panoramic view. On the west, there is Cap Fréhel. On the east, there is Mont Saint Michel and the Chausey islands (and Granville in the distance).
Dinard is home to many traditional villas. We invite you to stroll along its small beaches.
Make the most of the summer market here on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The shopping streets are a must-see!
Saint-Suliac has been consistenly listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France since 1999. Located on the banks of the Rance, the village is centrered around its church and port, with many small winding and charming streets.
Sunsets over the port are particularly beautiful.
The medieval city of Dinan has a rich history that you want to explore. Take a walk in its historical centre and discover the many museums and alleys with half-timbered houses.
The effervescence of craft shops dotted around is also a notable attraction, with rare trades, including leather work and various sculptures.
Le Mont Saint Michel
Located about 1 hour and 20 minutes away from the castle, Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy that you don't want to miss. The little island is a highly spiritual and historical place, with steep cobbled streets.
At the top of the list of things to see here is the abbey!
You can also make a stop to taste an omelette from "La Mère Poulard"!
Count on us to guide you to many more unusual places during your stay with us.
Count on us to guide to you to all the things worth seeing in the area!
Events in 2018
- From May 19 to May 21: Etonnants voyageurs – Festival International du Livre et du Film
- From May 26 to May 27 : 21st edition of the Marathon de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
- June 2 and June 3: Fête du Nautisme
- June 21: Fête de la Musique
- From July 3 to July 8: 23rd festival of Folklores du Monde– International Festival of World Music and Dance
- July 14: Fête Nationale, with firework displays
- July 21: 14th edition of Nuit des Galeries d’Art: Local galleries and art workshops open their doors to the public
- August 16 to August 19: La Route du Rock, Summer Collection - Pop Rock Music Festival
- From August 16 to August 19: Branlebas de Régates- Regattas open to all sailboats
- From August 18 to August 20: Malo Métiers D’art- National exhibition bringing together 45 craftsmen of the art trades
- August 31, September 1 and September 2: Tournoi international de Bridge
- September 2: 30th edition of semi-marathon Cancale Saint Malo
- September 15 and September 16: Journées Européennes du Patrimoine
- From September 15 to September 23: International Women's Tennis: 7th edition of the Brittany international tennis tournament for women
- From October 12 to October 14: Quai des Bulles- Festival of comics
- From October 24 to November 4: Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe - 40th anniversary