Attractions & Activities in St. Malo

By exploring the cobblestone streets, the imposing cathedral, the outstanding museum and the massive walls, the remarkable tale of this gorgeous sea bound city will unveil itself to you.

City History Museum

For more information on the city's fascinating history, a visit to the Chateau is required. Once it was described as the Bastille of the west, the symbol of Royal power. And now this structure houses the history museum, as well as the town hall.

Grand Bre Island

François-René de Chateaubriand, the famous French writer, politician and diplomat, is buried in Saint Malo, the place of his birth. His tomb, on the island of Grand Bre, brings people from around the world to pay their respects to this incredible intellectual, who died in Paris during the 1848 Revolution.

Le Mont Saint Michel

Although Mont Saint Michel is located in the Normandy and about 70km (44 miles) away from Saint Malo, this incredible destination it is definitely worth a visit. On top of a rock, a small church was built for the archangel Michael on October 16, 709. Over the centuries the chapel was expanded until it became a magnificent abbey. UNESCO has classified the Mont Saint Michel as a world heritage sight and this Mecca of tourism welcomes more than three million visitors a year.

The bay of Mont Saint Michel has the highest tides in Europe with differences up to 15 meters (50 feet) between low and high water. During the top of the spring tides, the sea goes out 15 kilometer (9 miles) from the coast and comes in again very quickly. Enjoy the incredible view at low tide, when the sea reveals one of the largest areas of mussel growing and oyster farming in France upon thousands of wooden stakes.