Travel by Condor Ferries to St Malo
Having withstood maritime invasion from countless forces, this resilient harbour city holds a picturesque beauty that many argue makes it France’s most beautiful Channel Port. St Malo’s cobbled streets are lined with historical homes, busy boutique shops , alluring cafes and restaurants, and a wide array of hotels and bars. Whats more, St Malo is the perfect gateway to Western France.
A Family Favourite
The Grand Aquarium, a few miles south of the citadel, displays fish and sea life from around the world in 8 different aquariums. The aquariums include a circular fish tank, allowing visitors to stand in the middle of swirling fish shoals and an open air touching pool.
Cobac Parc, is a 12 hectare wooded park with a huge range of activities for the whole family, including a water park, mini golf and a merry-go-round.
City Sights & Shopping
The ancient cobbled streets are full of fascinating shops selling crafts, and open markets for local produce.
In St Malo you will find a range of art, music and book shops. The city also offers a choice of hypermarkets and specialist shopping.
Fine Dining and Food Festivals
Enjoy a range great food to suit all tastes and budgets, from quaint bistros to a Michelin star experience. Local specialties include fresh lobsters and Cancale oysters, as well as other classic French fare, such as crêpes and moules. Some of the most popular restaurants and cafés are situated in a long line inside the city ramparts between Porte St-Vincent and the Grande Porte.
Historic St Malo
To the right of the city’s main gate, sits The Chateau De St Malo, housing the Musee de la Ville. The Museum exhibits St Malo’s historic past incorporating piracy, colonialism, slave trading and German Occupation during World War II.
Go back to the 9th century by visiting the Cathedral of St. Vincent, which includes Angevin, Plantagenet, Romanseque and Gothic architecture.
Walking along the 12th century ramparts, stretching 1.2 miles, you can admire fantastic views of the old town’s houses, the bay and the islets at the mouth of the Rance estuary.
St Malo Tourism Website (Link opens in a new window)