Saint Malo tourism
Explore the Saint-Malo region and its surroundings...
History of Saint-Malo
In 1601, the "Compagnie des marchands de Saint-Malo, Laval et Vitré" (Company of Saint-Malo merchants) armed two naval vessels: the "Corbin" and the "Croissant" which made a long stopover in Saint Augustin Bay in Madagascar. The 1675 revolts: the town is mentioned for having participated in the “Stamped paper revolt” that took place in 1675. Modern history Trade and Privateering The Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic off the Argentinean coast, known as les Iles Malouines in French, were named as such in honour of the numerous sailors from Saint-Malo, who stopped there before passing Cap Horn towards the Pacific. St-Malo was an active Corsaire port, where Duguay-Trouin and Surcouf, specialists in privateering against the English and Dutch vessels, won fame.
Saint-Malo : 70km of Coastline
From Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Briac, sliced by the Rance estuary, the Saint-Malo region benefits from the tourist appeal of the Ille-et-Vilaine department sea front, made up in the west of three main towns, Dinard, Saint-Malo, a city full of history, and Cancale, offering visitors a palette of rich and varied places to discover.
The history and culture of Dol-de-Bretagne and Combourg show the influence of the Gulf of the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel, one of the most beautiful Bays in the World. Holidays or weekends in the Saint-Malo region will be the ideal opportunity to awaken your curiosity.
The Corsair City, an architectural gem, will satisfy your curiosity. You will be able to wander between its ramparts and museums and let yourself be tempted by the charm of its pavement cafés. The Saint-Malo Bay is home to numerous treasures and invites you to discover the monuments and nature sites. Rothéneuf, Cancale, Dinard, Dinan, le Cap Fréhel or even Mont-Saint-Michel are all waiting to be explored.
Tidal phenomena are intensified in west Manche due to the high concentration of water in the Bay between Brittany and Cotentin. The tidal range can reach up to 14 metres: double the normal Atlantic tidal range. For this reason, the tidal power station dam was built on the River Rance in 1960.
Whether a fan of the beach, peaceful strolls or more energetic activities, here you will find all that your heart desires.
A stone’s throw from the hotel, the long "Rochebonne" beach stretches out, bordered by the pedestrian sea wall which takes you to the heart of the Corsair City.
To get into shape or just to pamper yourself, the "Thermes marins" (water-therapy and health centre) welcome you (300m from the hotel).
For the more energetic, all kinds of sailing activities, tennis and horse-riding are nearby.
As for those who wish to discover Saint-Malo from another angle, this can be done by a boat trip, peaceful strolls or more energetic activities, here you will find all that your heart desires.