Welcome to Saint-Malo!
An extraordinary city with multiple riches. Go through the gates of the ramparts and enter the Corsair City! 1754 meters long, explore them with its spectacular panoramas, especially from the top of the Bidouane Tower. No doubt you will understand why Chateaubriand wanted to be buried on the small island of Grand Bé, facing the open sea. Immerse yourself in the history of Saint-Malo, which turned towards the open sea, gave birth to legendary sailors, discoverers, explorers who made it one of the most prosperous cities in France from the 16th to the 18th century. Breathe in the iodized air and enjoy the stroll offered by the Sillon dyke, with its exceptional beach and its breathtaking view of the Bay of Saint-Malo.
In Saint-Malo, it is impossible to miss these majestic ships with which the privateers roamed the seas. You have probably already heard of René Duguay-Trouin or Robert Surcouf? Celebrities with remarkable conquests, take part in their history and discover their habits and customs!
At the mouth of the Rance in the Saint-Servan district, the Alet peninsula is ideally located, like a balcony on the bay. Enjoy the walk and go back in time, from the Gallo-Roman period to the Second World War, through the Middle Ages and the French Revolution. Discover the Solidor Tower which was used to monitor trade on the Rance.
Take a moment to be full of the magnificent view from the exterior walkway.
The LGV allows you to reach Paris – Saint-Malo in just 2h17. From Paris, Marseille, Lille, Lyon or Rennes? Direct lines are available to you daily. But also 80 regular flights from Rennes. With more than 3000 rooms throughout our Destination, varied leisure offers, multiple nautical activities and a rich cultural heritage, we will be able to welcome you and make you experience our Destination.
Destination Saint-Malo Mont-Saint-Michel Bay
Meet, discuss, negotiate, live a unique experience, recharge your batteries, reconcile work and relaxation to make each professional meeting a unique and memorable experience, in an exceptional surrounding.
Destination Saint-Malo Mont-Saint-Michel Bay offers you the beauty of its seascapes, the richness of its historical heritage and transports you in turn to two worlds: peace in the heart of the green territory and animated cities of the seaside.
Between Saint-Malo and Cancale, you can travel through history by going to meet the “Malouinières”, witnesses of the rich history of the Malouin country; Built between the 17th and 18th centuries, these manor houses were vast pleasure and ceremonial residences for Saint-Malo shipowners, who intended to enjoy a new art of living “in the countryside ».
Then, let’s be invited by a stoll in Cancale that will impress you with its exceptional landscape and heritage. Come and wonder its streets and enjoy your time in this little port nestled against a cliff and facing onto the sea. Discover an extraordinary, preserved natural site, embark on a sea excursion on a sailing boat…Take your time and recharge your batteries!
Come and taste oysters, symbols of Cancale, where their breeding is registered as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in France, are plural: hollow, flat, wild, of all sizes. Rocked by the rhythm of the tides of the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel, they are ideally located to develop a slightly salty iodized flavor. The parks that have made the city famous, appear at low tide, do not hesitate to discover them accompanied by passionate oyster farmers. In a restaurant, sitting on the port or strolling on the oyster market facing the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel, enjoy a tasting full of authenticity!
Emotions guaranteed in the heart of a region that favours the spectacle of the highest tides in Europe! The Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, comes alive to the rhythm of the sea, to help you discover a contrasting landscape, between land and sea, where an extraordinary ecosystem reigns.
You will discover an abundant fauna and flora, guaranteeing the balance of the place. The marshes, a grid formed by canals facilitating the irrigation of the fields, represent a flat landscape, rich in crops and meadows. The ideal place to walk and relax!
The polders, lands conquered by man from the sea, are used for vegetable and cereal crops, and see the lambs of the salt marshes graze day by day, which benefit from the recognition of AOP quality, an additional reason to consume locally. Without forgetting, the little protected of the Bay: the Moule de bouchot which is one of the jewels of Breton gastronomy, which earned it the first seafood product to obtain a European PDO label.
An ideal nature for pedaling calmy along the greenways with the Vélomaritime®, the EuroVélo®, while enjoying a breathtaking view of the bay and Mont Saint-Michel…
Bucolic walks are within your reach!
Discover our Small Towns of Characters® with Dol-de-Bretagne and Combourg.
Explore Dol-de-Bretagne, a “Petite Cité de Caractère®” (Little Town of Character), a city where past and present meet in every alley. Discover this town and admire the half-timbered houses and other architectural gems. From the oldest house in Brittany to the rampart walls, not forgetting the covered market, Dol-de-Bretagne has many stories to tell about its past! The ideal place to relax on a café terrace or stroll in the shade of the market stalls. Take time out for a quiet moment in the heart of the bay!
Dol-de-Bretagne also radiates thanks to its cathedral, witness of the town’s golden religious past, Saint-Samson Cathedral will impress you with its grandeur and the elegance finesse of its interior. Built during the 13th century, this building is without a doubt the pride and joy of Dol-de-Bretagne!
And in the heart of Romantic Brittany, come and meet Combourg, this « Petite Cité de Caractère® » which overlooks a pond so beautifully named « le lac Tranquille ». Discover the charm of its narrow streets lined with half-timbered houses and granite buildings and take a leap back to the time of the knights!
Let yourself be overwhelmed by the emotion of discovering the impressive fortress where the writer François-René de Chateaubriand spent his youth. Built in the 11th century on a hill, the castle never ceases to dominate with its imposing towers the city of Combourg, still impregnated by the history of Romanticism. Get ready, a trip back in time awaits you!
Stop over at the eleven locks, an expression of some remarkable hydraulic ingenuity. Share the adventure of these modern-day sailers. And take the opportunity to stroll through the peaceful and picturesque streets of Hédé-Bazouges.
Immerse yourself in two centuries of history by following the towpaths of the Ille-et-Rance canal. On foot, by bike or by canoe, it is a singular and enchanting heritage that will surprise you: flower-decked lock houses, works of art, ports and channels. Hédé-Bazouges, Tinténiac or Saint-Domineuc, these villages have kept the marks of this river past; a crossing in the green awaits you. Live a 100% nature experience and dive into slow tourism!
From Saint-malo and the tidal power station, visit the banks of the river Rance. Go up and down the banks of the Rance to discover exceptional places where the marks of the past have given way to an authentic landscape, between history and traditions.
You will see old shipyards, fishing ports living to the rhythm of the comings and goings of boats. Take the time to sail on the Rance, a life-size change of scenery is within your reach. In this maritime hinterland, there are many walks: the villages will seduce you with their memories of the past and the sheltered coves with their restful calm… A moment of emotion awaits you.
Go back in time in Saint-Suliac, ranked among the Most Beautiful Villages of France®. Between land and sea, this fishing village dominates the whole estuary of the Rance. The granite houses where flowers grow between the stones, the tide mill, the old saltworks, the church are as many wonders to discover.
Destination Saint-Malo Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel is characterized by its strength of character, its great diversity and its ability to arouse wonder.
We are waiting for you to come and experience our Destination!