Things to see and do in Saint-Malo?

A stone vessel on the mouth of the Rance, Saint-Malo has proudly erected its ramparts above its beaches and port. The façades and towers emerging from the fortifications give the town its unique outline. In order to reach the maritime town, the path along the wall offers breathtaking views!

Inside the ramparts, the walk continues between the tall residences.

Must-see spots in Saint-Malo

  • The ramparts: urban outer wall with towers
  • The Château
  • The Fort National, built by Vauban and Garangeau
  • Petit Bé
  • The Saint-Vincent cathedral
  • The Solidor tower, 16th century three-towered dungeon
  • The 18th century Cité d’Alet fort
  • The Sainte-Croix church and the Saint-Ideuc church

Things to do in Saint-Malo

– Grand Bé, the final resting place of Chateaubriand

Grand Bé is a small uninhabited island located a few hundred metres away from the Saint-Malo ramparts. It is here, facing the sea, that romantic writer François-René de Chateaubriand is buried. The spot also has an incredible view of the corsair town.
To reach Grand Bé you have to be aware of the tides. You can only access it for a few hours a day, during low tide, by crossing the Bon Secours beach.

– Fort National, at the base of the ramparts
It is on the Islet rock that the Fort National is located, also called Fort Royal at the time of Louis XIV. Built in 1689, it protected the ramparts of the corsair town. You can reach it during low tide.

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– The Petit-Bé Fort
The Petit-Bé Fort is nestled behind the Grand-Bé island. Completed in 1707, today it has been by an individual who has a great passion for maritime fortifications. You can reach it on foot or by boat depending on the tide. Accessible on foot, at low tide, the Petit Bé fort and the Fort National are in exceptional locations. From these small islands, you have an unforgettable 360° view. On Grand Bé, you can pay your respects to the famous Saint-Malo writer Chateaubriand.

– Thermes Marins de Saint-Malo

The Thermes Marins de Saint-Malo overlooks the Sillon beach, just 50m away from the complex. The establishment offers a breathtaking view of the sea and its magnificent fine sandy beach. The thalassotherapy centre has 6 heated salt water pools, 62 marine hydrotherapy booths and 12 massage therapy booths.

What would you say to a massage under a fine rain of warm sea water or an aromatherapy bath? The packages for a weekend or a small stay are perfect for recharging your batteries.

Make sure you check the times for the tides for your outings in Saint-Malo.