Saint-Malo Travel Guide

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Saint-Malo Overview

Saint-Malo is positioned on a granite rock in the Channel and was once a haunt of privateers and corsairs; it is attached to the mainland by a causeway. This fortified walled city radiates outward from the town's chateau and its centrepiece, the Cathédrale St-Vincent, both of which lie near the peninsula's tip. Saint-Malo’s ancient streets are full with boutiques, bars and restaurants. It also has splendid Atlantic vistas, marinas, beaches and scrumptious seafood. Much of the town was restored after its almost complete destruction by American bombing in August 1944 during World War II.

Saint-Malo offers many attractions such as the museum the castle and the aquarium. There are also many boat trips from Saint-Malo to the Channel Islands, which although under British jurisdiction are much closer to France than England.

Did You Know

The city’s modern name is taken from a British Monk "Malo" who came to convert the region to Christianity in the 6th century A.D.

Saint Malo is one of only 5 cities of France to be allowed to have its own flag by royal decree.

People who live in or who come from Saint-Malo are called Malouins