Saint-Malo is a historic French port on Channel Coast in Brittany, northwest of France. The granite walls surround this old city, where pirates earned much wealth through local extortion and overseas adventures.
Today, this beautiful port with the Portsmouth Poole and Weymouth ferry terminal is one of the best tourist attraction in Brittany.
The ramparts built in 1100’s to protect the entirety of the old part of Saint-Malo, from circuit of 1.75 kilometres. In 1600s, it was updated to combat the new military technology and then expanded until the middle of the 18th century.
Saint-Malo Castle (Château de Saint-Malo):
Saint-Malo Castle built between 15 and 18 centuries in the east of Saint-Malo. The castle was built by the dukes of Brittany to ensure their guardianship over the city of Saint-Malo. It has been classified as a historical monument since July 1886.
The Cathedral of Saint-Malo, is a Roman Catholic Cathedral which founded in the 7th century. It was built in a mix of Roman and Gothic styles during the episcopacy of Jean de Châtillon on the site of an ancient church.
Walking in Saint-Malo:
Walk the entire length of the ramparts and watch the holidaymakers strolling on the golden sands of the beach down below. There are shops selling Breton shirts and all manner of Corsair clothing as well as atmospheric bars and restaurants in the narrow streets of the old town.
Museums of Saint-Malo:
- Jacques Cartier Museum (Musée Jacques Cartier)
- Historical Museum of the City and the Malouin Country (Musée d’Histoire de la Ville et du Pays Malouin)
- Terre-Neuvas Museum (Musée Des Terre-Neuvas)
- International Museum of Long-Course Cap-Hornier (Musée international du Long-Cours Cap-Hornier)
Other tourist attractions in Saint-Malo:
- Beach Sillon (Beach Sillon)
- Solidor Tower
- Saint-Malo Great Aquarium
- Fort National
- Grand Bé Island
- The Sculptured Rocks
- House of Corsair (Demeure de Corsaire)
- Saint-Malo intra-muros