Activities in and around Saint Malo

Saint-Malo, the privateers city

The heart of Saint Malo is undeniably the old, walled city, often compared to a stone ship. Climb up on to the ramparts to enjoy a walk around the whole site. For a more unusual walk, head over to the Grand Bé, a small island accessible by foot at low tide. Afterwards you can enjoy a fine meal in one of the restaurants around the Place du Pilori or the Marché aux légumes (vegetable market). More information: Saint-Malo Tourisme

 

Key events in Saint-Malo :

  • February: Route du Rock, winter collection. Music festival
  • May : Étonnants Voyageurs. International literary festival
  • June-July: Folklores du Monde: Folk culture festival
  • August : Route du Rock, summer collection. Music festival
  • October : Quai des Bulles. Comic book festival
 

Wonderful beaches on the Côte d’Émeraude

The Côte d’Émeraude (Emerald Coast) is just a stone’s throw from the house and boasts some of the region’s most beautiful beaches. More information here : francethisway.com

 

Cancale and the the point du Grouin

The picturesque fishing port of Cancale is a great place to spend the day, particularly if you like eating fresh oysters straight out of the sea. And the nearby Point du Groin offers breathtaking clifftop sea views. More information here: Brittany Tourism

 

Dinard, Saint-Briac, Saint-Lunaire, turn of the century seaside charm

The nearby seaside towns of Dinard, Saint-Briac and Saint-Lunaire boast some impressive turn of the century villas and have some amazing beaches to boot. More information here: Brittany Tourism

 

The Mont Saint-Michel

The “Eighth Wonder of the World” needs no introduction. France’s most popular tourist destination outside of Paris, the Mont Saint Michel is quite simply breathtaking. More information here: Mont Saint-Michel

 

Cap Fréhel and Cap d’Erquy

If stunning coastal walks are your thing then the region around Cap Frehel and Cap d’Erquy is a must see. More information: Brittany Tourism

 

Dinan, medieval citadel

If picturesque inland medieval walled towns are more your thing, spectacular Dinan on the Rance river is well worth the detour. More information: Brittany Tourism

 

The Bourbansais zoo

Just a few minutes drive from the house, this modern, educational zoo in the grounds of a manor house makes a great family day out. More information: La Bourbansais

 

Cobac Parc, fun, fun, fun!

This family amusement park is just five minutes drive from the house. Another fun day out. More information: Saint-Malo Tourisme