Things to see and do - Saint-Malo
Unmissable tourist sites
Saint-Malo Travel guide
Saint-Malo : Michelin's recommendations
Encircled by its strong granite ramparts, this corsair city was destroyed in August 1944, but has been so well restored that its centre exudes an austere yet characterful harmony. A busy port and renowned seaside resort, Saint-Malo offers a relaxing blend of thalassotherapy, sailing clubs and fine sandy beaches. The island of Grand Bé, the Fort national and Sillon beach are all appealing attractions.
Tourist attractions Saint-Malo : Things to see and do
quai de Dinan
By way of the St Vincent gate you reach the ramparts that were begun in the 12C. Some houses are still intact after the bombings of 1944. Beyond the Great Gate you'll find a view over the narrow isthmus which links the old town to the suburbs. From b..
pl. du Pilori
Within the old city walls of St Malo you will find narrow cobbled streets and perfectly aligned buildings with granite façades. It's hard to believe that most of them were restored, if not rebuilt, after 1944! In high season and at the weekend the wh..
A symbol of ducal and then royal power, this castle is attached to the Quic-en-Groigne tower. Note the façades of the 17C and 18C barracks, which now house the town hall; the well; the great keep; and the gatehouse. Built in 1395, the small keep flan..
8 Rue D'estrées F - 35400 Saint Malo
The hotel is ideally situated in a calm area of the old Saint Malo, near the beach, main shopping area and the Ferry terminal. All rooms are furnished with large beds or twin beds and can accommodate from 1 to 4 people (2 adults and 2 children). T..
6, Grand Rue F - 35400 Saint Malo
Set in the historical centre of Saint-Malo, this 4-star hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the cathedral. It offers free Wi-Fi access, an on-site bar, and daily newspapers are available. The rooms at La Maison des Armateurs have a minibar and a flat..
2 Rue Des Cordiers F - 35400 Saint Malo
Prix Prices from : 60 €
Hotel Elizabeth, situated in the historic Ship Owners district inside the walls of Saint-Malo offers an atmosphere of yesterday with the modern comforts of today. Guestrooms are distributed among 2 buildings, Les Armateurs, which includes the superi..
6 rue des Cordiers F - 35400 Saint-Malo
Welcome to this bright and friendly wine bar in the heart of the historical walled city. The charming owner declares herself 'Bretonne 100% pur beurre'! In the kitchen, her husband creates innovative dishes made using local seafood. Such as: scallops..
7 rue de l'Orme F - 35400 Saint-Malo
This restaurant adjoins Bordier's famous Maison du Beurre, whose butter is used by the best restaurants. Tradition prevails on the short menu, featuring very fresh dishes, as well as a remarkable selection of butters. As for the decor, milk bottles a..
6 rue de l'Orme F - 35400 Saint-Malo
Within the labyrinth of the walled city, this creperie showcases the best that Brittany has to offer. The chef uses local produce (bacon, andouilles, vegetables) with respect for tradition and Breton culinary expertise, adding a touch of originality ..
6 place du Poncel F - 35400 Saint-Servan-sur-Mer
Rest assured, you can put your faith in St Placide to stave off any hunger pangs! In the contemporary decor of this tiny restaurant, the chef gives his imagination free rein, concocting good cuisine in line with the times. Attentive service and a goo..
2 rue de la Pie-qui-Boit F - 35400 Saint-Malo
For over 20 years Philippe Poignand has been at the helm of this little restaurant. Diners come here to recover their strength after exploring the ramparts of the citadel. The kitchen offers good seasonal, nicely presented fare and the interior, enti..
8 rue de la Corne-de-Cerf F - 35400 Saint-Malo
Behind the sea-blue façade, you can enjoy fish and seafood at the height of their freshness. The chef creates delicious and refined dishes, including a "tout homard" set menu that is tailor-made for fans of lobster.