St Malo: the corsair city
Visit St Malo: Brittany's most touristic city
Maclow: Breton sailor from Wales landed in the country in the 6th century and gave his name to St Malo. Because of its exceptional situation and its port St Malo becomes an attractive maritime city as of the 12th century. Before 1520, the Falklands frequent the shoreline of Newfoundland reaching Brazil and it is by following this northwestern route that Jacques Cartier discovered Canada in 1534.
Discover St Malo with the guided tours of the tourist office, it is following the footsteps of great men, geniuses or adventurers.
The city of St Malo also offers many history museums telling the Terre-Neuvas, corsairs, the sea, travel ...
You will discover the museum of Terre-Neuvas, museum Jacques Cartier, shell museum, large aquarium St Malo and the intramural city.
Not to be missed also: the observation of "Malouinières": beautiful mansions installed in the countryside characterizing the wealth of shipowners malouins. Their austere and symmetrical architecture, the carved woodwork, the French gardens are the witnesses of the rich past of the Corsair City, the malouinières of the Chipaudière and the Puits Sauvage can also be visited.
St Malo is the 2nd largest port in Brittany for goods and 2nd for passengers. The city is home to
also 2 marinas: the port of Sablons and the port Vauban.
The corsair city, jewel of the Emerald Coast, is of course a nautical city, the starting point for many sailing races including the famous Route du Rhum. Rich in its past, St Malo is a modern city looking to the future.
St Malo is less than an hour from our guest house located in Céaux near Mont Saint Michel. It is an ideal position to make a great excursion to the Corsair City before joining the calm and the serenity of the Bay.
Information at the tourist office: Esplanade Saint-Vincent - tel: 0 825 135 200 - http: // www: saint-malo-tourisme.com