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  • 1 Saint Malo Ramparts Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    quai de Dinan F - 35400 St-Malo

    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..

  • 2 Château de Saint-Malo Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place Chateaubriand F - 35400 St-Malo

    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..

  • 3 Within St Malo City Walls Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    place du Pilori F - 35400 St-Malo

    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..

  • 4 Vallée de la Rance Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 35400 St-Malo

    The Rance is a river of mysterious origins that once knew the formidable power of the spring tides but is now harnessed by a tidal power station (left bank). The estuary is a superb stretch of water whose banks are rich with a varied heritage, full o..

  • 5 Grand Aquarium - Saint-Malo Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Avenue du Gén.-Patton F - 35400 St-Malo

    From the icy waters of the North Pole to the southern shores of Australia, in this aquarium visitors will discover some 500 species of fish, as well as the Octobot robot. The tactile pool provides an opportunity to touch fish found off the Breton coa..

  • 6 Paramé and its Villas Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    boulevard Hébert F - 35400 St-Malo

    The district of Paramé is an eastward extension of St Malo. The highlight is the Grande Plage, which stretches out beyond the St Malo city walls as far as the Pointe de Rochebonne. A lovely promenade runs along the beach's 3km embankment. This seasid..

  • 7 Museum of the history of the town and the ethnogra Interesting

    Museums and art

    place Chateaubriand F - 35400 St-Malo

    Set up in the large keep and the castelet, the museum is devoted to the history of St Malo and to its famous people. Documents, models of ships, paintings and weapons recall the town's maritime past. In the Générale Tower, there is the history of the..

  • 8 Quic-en-Groigne Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    place Chateaubriand F - 35400 St-Malo

    Duchess Anne must have been a formidable woman. To all the groaning of the St Malo people she had this reply; «Groan if you must, that is how I get my pleasure». This is an expression that this tower situated on the left wing of the Chateau has maint..

  • 9 National Fort Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plage de l’Éventail F - 35400 St-Malo

    Forming a single body with the rock this forward bastion guaranteed the protection of the city. Vauban built it in 1689.

  • 10 Corniche d'Aleth Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 35400 St-Servan-sur-Mer

    This walk offers magnificent views of the city of St-Malo, the islands of Petit Bé and Grand Bé, and the island of Cézembre. The city's fort can be seen together with the whole harbour, with, in the distance, the fortified isle of Grande Conchée, the..

  • 11 Parc de la Briantais Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Rue Maurice-Noguès F - 35400 St-Malo

    This sprawling 27ha estate comprises a château (1850) devoted to temporary exhibitions, but it is above all home to superb parkland which offers fine views of Saint-Servan and the Tour Solidor, Dinard and the Rance Valley.

  • 12 Île du Grand Bé

    Nature and gardens

    Île du Grand-Bé F - 35400 St-Malo

    Inside you'll find the tomb of Chateaubriand: a marble slab without a name tops a heavy granite cross. Some will remember the individual homage paid by Jean Paul Sartre to the author of Memories from the beyond the grave. Others will climb to the sum..

  • 13 St Malo Port

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    chaussée des Corsaires F - 35400 St-Malo

    Laid out in the centre of a vast dyke that separates the privateers' city from the mainland, this port has four floating basins protected by a floodgate. Outside the main port maritime stations protect the ferry traffic and the fast shuttle boats. Th..

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