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Hike on the GR 34, the coastal footpath: from Fort la Latte to Cap Frehel


Hike on the GR 34, the coastal footpath  : from Fort la Latte to Cap Fréhel

If you like walking and sports activities, then a hike on the GR 34, or the coastal path, is a must on the Emerald Coast. You will particularly love the magnificent landscapes that are found around the route from Fort la Latte to Cap Fréhel. 

What you need to know about the GR 34, the customs trail

The GR 34 is one of the most famous French trails that circle the beautiful Emerald Coast. It starts from Mont-Saint-Michel at the level of the English Channel to Saint-Nazaire at the level of the Loire Atlantique. It is known as a perfect way to discover the Emerald Coast. It extends over a length of 1,700 km.

Nevertheless, visitors or inhabitants of the Emerald Coast are attracted by two of the must-see sites of this Breton region when hiking on the GR 34. These are Fort la Latte and Cap Fréhel.

What you need to know about Fort la Latte to make the most of your hike on the customs trail or the GR 34

The Fort de la Latte is locally called Château de Roche de Guyon. This appellation comes from the name of its builder called Etienne Goyon.

Fort la Latte

The castle of Fort la Latte is found on the tip of La Latte. This castle is considered to be near Cap Fréhel in the Côtes-d’Armor department at the level of the commune of Plévenon. In addition, the fort is considered a very important asset. It has been classified as a historical monument since 1925. It has also served as the setting for several cinemas, including  :

  • The Vikings in 1957 with Tony Curtis and Kirk Douglas;
  • Chouans with Lambert le Fort Wilson and Sophie Marceau.

However, the nature of Fort la Latte sometimes makes it seem inaccessible. If you get closer to this site, you will find yourself with a rocky cape present on the spot.

What are the prices of  visit to Fort la Latte  ?

Different prices define the visit of Fort la Latte. These rates depend on the age of the visitors and other criteria. Indeed, the price of access to Fort la Latte is 6.60 euros for adults. It is 4.40 euros for children. However, it is free for children under 5 years old. Finally, it is 5.50 euros for the following categories of people  :

  • Students ;
  • job seekers;
  • High school students ;
  • People with reduced mobility.

What are the opening hours of Fort la Latte?  ?

Fort la Latte visit times generally depend on the month of the year. Indeed, this castle is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. during the February holidays. It is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the months of April, May, June and September. During the months of July and August, this fort is open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thereafter, this fort is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in October. Finally, it is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. during the November and December holidays. This last schedule is the same for weekends.

What you need to know about Cap Fréhel to make the most of your hike on the GR 34

Cap de Fréhel is a point of pink sandstone with a tormented relief. It is located to the east. In addition, it separates the bay of Saint-Brieuc from the bay of Saint-Malo at the level of the English Channel. It is also located in the town of Plévenon in the Côtes-d’Armor department.

This cape is considered an impressive site in Brittany. At the beginning or end of the day, it is in pink sandstone with magnificent colors. Visitors usually have the choice of going to the top of the cape if they are hiking the GR 34.

What you need to know about the Cap Fréhel lighthouse  ?

The Cap Fréhel lighthouse is one of the most influential lighthouses on the Emerald Coast. It is visible about 50 km away. It is 70 m above sea level with its lantern that carries more than 53 km. 

This lighthouse illuminates and secures the passage from Brieuc Bay to the harbor of Saint-Malo thanks to its strong light.

What are the prices for visiting Cap Fréhel  ?

Do you want to discover Cap Fréhel during your hike on the customs trail  ? You should know that parking is paid on this site. It is 3 euros per hour.

In addition, the ticket office is 3 euros for adults who wish to visit Cap Fréhel during a hike on the GR 34. Adult groups of at least 10 people pay 1.50 euro per person. Children aged 7 to 14 also pay 1.50 euro. However, the price is free for children under 7 years old.

What are the opening hours of the Cap Fréhel lighthouse?  ?

The Cap de Fréhel lighthouse is open from April to early November. It is also open daily during high season. It is the same for public holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Cap Fréhel is open during the months of April and May between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. for hikers on the coastal path. In June, this cape is open every day from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Finally, it is open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in September.

Practical information to know between Fort la Latte and Cap Fréhel for a successful hike on the coastal path

Fort la Latte and Cap Fréhel are approximately 5 km apart. A successful hike over this distance takes about 1h30. This duration includes the time spent taking photos. 

You have places that allow you to take photos of beautiful views. For example, you can take photos from the cliffs on the coast. The views are magnificent over the seaside and the tip of Cap Fréhel.

In addition, it is generally advisable to start your walk from Cap Fréhel to Fort la Latte. Thus, you will return to the cape at sunset. The back moments are great at sunset with the cliff and dew rocks.

On the other hand, it is important to know that the path is not often accessible to people with reduced mobility. This is a real dirt trail. As a result, people with reduced mobility may have a little trouble with strollers. However, it is not as difficult to drop.

Cap Fréhel and Fort la Latte are two places you must visit during a hike on the GR 34 or the customs trail. You will have a great time of discovery. Remember to take beautiful photos at the sites to keep a memory of the magnificent landscapes of the Emerald Coast.

A romantic weekend in Saint Malo: The ideal destination


Saint Malo, a romantic weekend. Having dinner together, taking care of your health, taking a romantic walk… In short, an ideal holiday for two. Why not take advantage of it in Saint Malo? This historic corsair city is just as beautiful as it is romantic. Book now your stay in one of our cocooning apartments .

Traveling to Saint-Malo as a couple

Fine sandy beaches, sunsets over the sea, historical heritage, culinary delights… Saint Malo is a unique destination for a romantic getaway or a weekend. We have selected for you the good plans on the corsair city which make it a privileged place for a romantic holiday.

Individual dinner
The individual dinner is the highlight of a couple’s vacation or weekend. The Cité Corsaire is the ideal place to discover the culinary riches of the region (border avocados, cancale oysters, etc.).

Discover our selection of restaurants in Saint-Malo

Treat yourself to a double spa treatment
spa duo
Relax during your stay in Saint-Malo! The Thermes Marins hydrotherapy center offers a wide range of spa and seawater treatments. Live privileged moments of a romantic spa treatment in a double cabin facing the sea

Find out more about the Thermes Marins de Saint-Malo

Ideas for romantic outings
couples starfish on the beach couple horseback riding
Walk on the beach of the trenches
Sillon beach, very popular with Saint-Malo residents and tourists, offers an ideal setting for a romantic stroll. Go to this beach at the end of the afternoon to admire the sunset in harmony with the waves of the sea. Simple and very romantic.

OldRig Cruises
Saint-Malo is a city with a rich maritime past. Take advantage of your weekend or your romantic getaway to discover the Emerald Coast seen from the sea aboard an old sailboat.

Discover the bay of Saint-Malo on horseback
If you fancy another unique and romantic way to discover the Costa Smeralda, you can breathe iodine even on a horseback ride managed by several equestrian centers made available.

Treat yourself to a romantic weekend!
A stone’s throw from the TGV Paris2h1, StMalo is the ideal destination for a romantic weekend by the sea. Rooms with a sea view, champagne… discover the romantic weekend offers offered by 3 hotels in Saint-Malo.

Visiting Saint-Malo is a good idea for a romantic weekend. Stroll between the beaches and the ramparts and explore the many historical sites of the city. Discover the Fort National, the Saint-Vincent church or the Fort du Petit Be. Relax and enjoy the sun on the many beaches that line the ramparts, guaranteeing you a breathtaking view.

After a visit to Saint-Malo Intra-Muros, nothing beats a detour to the wellness area of your **** Le Grand Be **** hotel. Try several facilities: sauna, hammam or opt for a massage for both. To share a moment of relaxation in complete privacy, the cabins are for two people only.


The comfort of a cozy apartment for your romantic getaway

For a romantic weekend in Saint-Malo, choose the comfort of an apartment. Le Grand Bé **** welcomes you in a pleasant and luxurious setting during your stay. Located in the heart of Intra-Muros, the hotel overlooks the Place des Frères Lamennais and offers a breathtaking and enchanting view over the rooftops of the city. Benefit from an ideal location a few steps from the beaches, forts and historic corsair sites.

Choose a romantic dinner at the hotel restaurant and discover delicious seasonal cuisine. When you return from a walk, sip a drink in a warm atmosphere that promotes relaxation.

The City of Aleth in Saint-Malo


The City of Aleth in Saint-Malo  : discovering the little corner of paradise of the Corsair city

To discover the city of Aleth (or city of Alet), you must go to Saint-Servan, upstream from Saint-Malo. Located a hundred meters from the old town, this city is at the mouth of the Rance. The city of Aleth is particularly distinguished by the superb panorama of the sea it offers. It also gives a splendid view of Dinard and Saint-Malo. This place is characterized by its wild environment, but rather calm. Its historical side is also one of the particularities of the city of Alet. Namely that his fort was occupied by the Germans during the Second World War. Today, the fort of the city of Alet is the subject of beautiful walks.

The City of Alet, a beautiful view of the Emerald Coast and Intra-muros

Surrounded by many beautiful places, the City of Aleth is one of the sublime corners of the Corsair city. Located high up and completely surrounded by water, this city is a true corner of paradise. With the superb view of the Emerald Coast before you, you feel like you’re out of town. Moreover, continuing your ascent in the City of Alet, you will come across its fort.

In 1759, this fort was initially built with the aim of improving the fortification of the Corsair city. However, it was not used by the military until 1942. Even if the exploration of the city of Aleth is a bit hilly, you will not be disappointed with your achievement. It will also allow you to do some sport. In addition, along the way, you will not fail to find benches, all installed facing the sea, to allow you to rest while enjoying a panoramic view of the sea. The City of Aleth is a beautiful place that you absolutely must visit during your visit to the Corsair city.

The City of Aleth, a place conducive to walking

The small cornice of the city of Alet opens the way to beautiful panoramas leading to the sea, to the fort of the city as well as the various historical sites. You should know that there are only small paths in the city of Alet. This makes the place suitable for a walk or bike ride. For your greater good, you can even go jogging in peace.

Moreover, if you decide to practice this activity there, you will surely meet a lot of runners on the way. On the other hand, if you want to explore the city even more, it is always possible to leave the marked path. In this case, don’t be surprised, because you may discover a hidden campsite through a large expanse of grass. Even if the vegetation that surrounds the place is quite high and prevents you from seeing the sea, the setting is quite nice. You can rent this location for camping for a few days. On the way back, you can enjoy the superb view that the city offers on Intra-muros. Indeed, be aware that the old town is only a few steps from the Cité d’Alet. A walk in the city of Alet will allow you to discover all the assets of this place.

Discovering the first location in Saint-Malo

The Cité d’Alet is characterized by the different historic locations it houses. Indeed, while exploring the city, you will be surprised to come across small historical marvels including the remains of Saint-Pierre Cathedral. It is one of the oldest places of worship of Christianity in the region. Today, only the ruins of the building remain. However, archeology enthusiasts love to explore the place as the site has revealed the remains  of a Gallo-Roman building dating from the 4th century. You can also discover the ruins of the apse of the pre-Roman building from the 10th century.

While exploring the peninsula of the city of Alet, you will also come across the memorial of 39-45, installed in a blockhouse. They are large blocks of metal with armored bells. Their appearance testifies to the horror of war and the firepower of the attackers. On 3 levels you can see remnants of World War II. These are the only remaining traces in the city that you can discover of this second war. You should know that the city of Alet was the location chosen by the first inhabitants of Saint-Malo. On the other hand, the heart of the agglomeration of the city was transferred to the Intra-muros city from the 12th century.

Discover the activities in Saint Malo  through our blog . In particular, you will find information on the top 10 restaurants  in Saint-Malo or the top 10 bars  in Saint Malo. But also useful information such as: Where to find free parking in Saint-Malo  or: Find a rental in Saint-Malo! h

Discover the most beautiful beaches of Saint-Malo!


Discover the most beautiful beaches of Saint Malo!

Summer is approaching, and nothing beats the beautiful beaches of Saint Malo to make the most of it. What better than the Corsair City to enjoy the sandy beaches and the sun? Saint-Malo has magnificent beaches just waiting to be visited. In or outside the city walls, or on the coast, you are spoiled for choice. Discover our ultimate guide and let’s discover the most beautiful beaches of Saint-Malo!

Intramural beaches in Saint-Malo

The Saint Malo Beach of Bon Secours

plage saint malo

This beach is undeniably one of the most beautiful beaches in Saint-Malo, if not THE most beautiful. Surely you have already heard of its magnificent seawater swimming pool. This famous pool appears once the sea recedes. There is even a diving board for lovers of somersaults. The place enjoys a breathtaking view of Dinard. You can easily reach the Tomb of Chateaubriand at Grand Bé from Bon Secours beach.  

The Saint Malo Beach of the Eventail

plage saint malo

Eventail beach is revealed at the foot of Fort National, which you can visit at low tide. After 6 hours, the sea will completely cover the beach to give way to a magnificent expanse of water. A small bar is nearby to enjoy a small drink in high season.

The Saint Malo beach of the Môle

plage saint malo

This is the smallest beach in Saint-Malo. It is not very large, but that does not detract from its charm, quite the contrary. However, it is accessible only through a small entrance door. You will therefore have to find it, which is not always easy when you are not used to it. A sandbank surfaces at low tide, and you can enjoy the open sea without fear of the water which will not exceed your knees. In addition, you will not fear windy days, because the Môle beach is very protected.

The beaches outside the city walls in Saint-Malo

Saint Malo du Val Beach

Plage du Val is located north of Saint-Malo, more precisely in the district of Rothéneuf. You can take advantage of your getaway on the beach to visit the Sculpted Rocks just a few steps away. In addition to the sites of interest, excellent tables are nearby.

The Furrow Beach

This vast beach, probably the largest in Saint-Malo, extends over 3 km. It begins along Intra-muros, where it is called Eventail beach. Its name varies according to the places it runs along. It can be nicknamed Sillon, sometimes the Hoguette or even the Minihic. During high tides, this gigantic beach is completely submerged under water, giving way to a rather impressive spectacle. Moreover, you will notice rows of breakwaters sunk in the sand to break the waves during high tides.

The Saint Malo beach of la Hoguette

Hoguette Beach is a continuation of Grande Plage (Sillon beach). You find it just in front of the Thermes Marins de Saint-Malo. On windy days it is possible to enjoy the surf. A nautical base as well as a tank school are also on site.

Minihic Beach

This is the ideal beach for family outings. It is located between Paramé and Rothéneuf. Minihic beach has a little wild side, being surrounded by rocks and vegetation. If you want to get away from the city a bit, it will be perfect for you.

Bas Sablons Beach

You are looking for a beach well protected from the wind to take the children  ? The Beach of Bas Sablons is one of those to be privileged. It is located in Saint-Servan, not far from the city of Aleth. The place enjoys a very beautiful view of the Emerald Coast. The best spot to admire the panorama of the old town is still the port and the dyke along the beach.

Rochebonne Beach

Rochebonne Beach is “  the end  of the Grande Plage, which extends from the Eventail. You join her in the district of Paramé, in Saint-Malo. Beach soccer and beach volleyball enthusiasts are particularly spoiled here. Matches are very often organized. From the beach, you enjoy a magnificent unobstructed view of the dike.

Varde Beach

La Varde beach is ideal for getting away from the hustle and bustle of Intramuros. It is located in Rothéneuf, a district north of Saint-Malo. It is particularly known for its small, well-protected annex. This part of the beach, however, is only accessible by climbing rocks. Nevertheless, most of the beach is easily accessible.

Rosais Beach

If the very many beaches of Saint-Malo are in the North, the beach of Rosais is a beach south of the Corsair City. Due to its proximity to the Rance dam, swimming is not permitted there. However, you can walk to the Parc de la Briantais which is right next door.

Bridge Beach

Plage du Pont is located between Saint Malo du Minihic beach and Varde beach. Moreover, you can reach the latter in just a few minutes thanks to a small path. From Pont beach, you will enjoy a breathtaking view from the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel to the Fort National. Being at the same level as the road, Port beach is easily accessible for people with reduced mobility.

The beaches on the coast of Saint Malo

Anse du Guesclin

This magnificent beach is located on the coast road, in particular between Saint-Malo and Mont Saint-Michel. Ideal for a road trip stop, you will be amazed by the natural charm of this little jewel of the Emerald Coast. At low tide, you can go for a walk on the island of Guesclin. Anse Du Guesclin also benefits from a good location sheltered from the wind. Animals are allowed during the summer before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m.

Chevrets Beach

Taking place in the middle of the dunes, the beach of Saint Malo des Chevrets is ideally spared from high winds. You can enjoy a family beach where the sand is particularly soft. Rock climbers will find what they are looking for on the islets of Petit and Grand Chevret. These are only accessible at low tide. Note that part of Chevrets beach is nudist.

Touesse Beach

La Touesse beach is very close to Port beach. You will even have a hard time distinguishing the two beaches during low tides. La Touesse beach is located between Pointe du Meinga and Pointe des Grands Nez. Also note that the holiday home in which Colette wrote ”  Wheat in grass  is on this range.

Orchard Beach

You reach Verger beach on the road to Cancale, towards Mont Saint-Michel. This beach benefits from a calm and preserved environment, perfect for stays of relaxation and escape. Verger beach also has a nudist area.

You now know all the beaches to discover in Saint-Malo. From the calmest to the liveliest, you are bound to find the perfect beach.  Do not hesitate to visit them all to vary the pleasures and discoveries  !

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The Star of the King of Saint-Malo

The Star of the King of Saint-Malo

The Étoile du Roy is the replica privateer frigate in Saint-Malo . It was an English frigate from the 18th century, a 47 m long sailboat, and 800 m2 of sail area built in Turkey in 1997 for the needs of an English series, it was then named Grand Turk. She was bought by Bob Escoffier, navigator and owner at the time of the Etoile marine cruise in Saint Malo and renamed the Etoile du Roy . This proud three masted sailboat is the 3rd largest sailboat in France! It could contain 236 crewmen on board, armed with its 20 guns it weighed 310 tons! Currently a crew of 9 men is enough to operate the replica.

Its British builder, Michael Turk, descendant of a long line of shipowners, wanted to reproduce identically, the HMS Blandford, built in 1741, building of the fleet of the English admiral Horatio Nelson. He baptized the frigate, the Grand Turk. Coincidentally, or not, there was a Corsair ship of 260 tons present on the register of the Admiralty of Saint-Malo with the name, the Grand Turk . It would have been captured in 1745 by the English and resold in 1749.

Shipowner of Saint-Servan

Her owner was Anquetil, Sieur de la Brutiere and her captain, Robert Leturc, owner in the district of Saint-Servan.

The Etoile du Roy de Saint-Malo can be visited most of the year when it is docked in its home port of Saint Malo.

What is a frigate?

The first frigates appeared in the 16th century. Smaller than warships like ships, they were more maneuverable and served them more as an escort. The frigate, the Cardinale and the Royale , were the first warships, launched by the French Royal Navy in 1638. With a capacity of 400 tons, they were equipped with about twenty pieces of artillery.

Between the 17th and 19th centuries, frigates became veritable medium-sized warships equipped with a total of 40 guns. But keeping their size reduced, the frigates remain faster and more manoeuvrable, allowing them to have an overview of the battle especially, especially during battle line tactics while remaining safe from enemy fire. .

Between 1805 and 1846, the frigates reached a capacity of 500 men and 60 guns!

At the end of the 19th century (from about 1858 with the building of prototypes by the British and French navies), the armored frigate was a type of ironclad warship that was for some time the most popular type of ship. mighty afloat. The term “frigate” was used because these ships still mounted their main armaments on a single continuous upper deck. (What differentiates them from ships)

Other frigate replica:

The Hermione

The Hermione is a replica of the frigate L’Hermione, in service from 1779 to 1793. The construction site began in 1997. She was launched on the Charente without her rig for her first test in 2012. Her first sea trials were carried out in 2014.

L'Hermione et l'Étoile du Roy
The Hermione and the Etoile du Roy

Larger than the Étoile du Roy de Saint-Malo , the sailboat is over 65 m long, with three masts, and 2100 m2 of sail area. The original frigate required a crew of 255, while its current replica uses a crew of 80 sailors.

2000 oaks were needed for the design of the replica, 400,000 pieces of wood and metal in total, 22 guns of 12 from the battery deck (the unit of 12 corresponds to the caliber of cannonballs, of 12 pounds) and 6 guns of 6 on the forecastle deck. The barrels are not usable, (they are not drilled, they are only replicas, otherwise the replica of the  frigate would be reclassified as a warship).

The replica has been designed to meet the comfort and current standards, it is thus equipped with engines allowing it to maneuver in ports, according to French regulations, as well as all the equipment necessary for navigation in the 21st century, such as a GPS, an on-board computer, two washing machines and dryers as well as toilets, showers, 8 freezers and refrigerators.

She will make her first maiden voyage in 2015 to the United States. (in reference to the arrival of La Fayette in 1780 in Boston, who came to support General Washington in the war of independence against the English.)

Modern frigates:

Modern frigates will, from the 1970s, be equipped with anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles, making ships specialized in anti-submarine and anti-aircraft warfare.

They can contain helicopters.

Live webcam Cancale


Discover the landscape in real time from Port Mer beach in Cancale ! It is a small marina, located not far from Saint Malo, in Ille et Vilaine. To see if you can eat oysters underwater (or on the water!), take a look at this Cancale webcam which gives you a real-time view of Port Mer beach.

Cancale webcam:

The town of Cancale is a town born from the merger of two historic parishes: La Houle, today the port of La Houle, and the town, or Cancale from above. The houses are grouped around the old Saint Méen de Judicaël church. This live Cancale webcam is broadcast thanks to Vision environnement.

Until 1830, the two parishes lived together. Then the religious authorities decided to merge the two parishes into one, and the port of the street was pierced, giving rise to two hamlets.

At the end of the 19th century, a new Saint-Méen church was built on Place de la République. The city is built, houses are built along the old Vau Baudet road which went down to the port. Subsequently, the development of the subdivisions will include the different districts to form the current municipality.

Cancale oysters:

With many activities geared towards the sea, the port lives to the rhythm of the tide. It has developed into a natural refuge area and has been structured with the construction of two dykes which delimit the existing port. After the shipyards and the days of big game fishing in Newfoundland, today it is oyster farming and tourism that enliven the walks of La Houle with gardeners coming and going at sea in rows of oysters that appear at low tide.

Discover without delay the other webcams of the Emerald Coast, the webcams of Saint Malo. And the Erquy webcam live.

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Visiting Mont-Saint-Michel: advice, prices, timetables, reviews


Visit Mont-Saint-Michel: advice, prices, timetables, reviews…

Located in the Manche department in Normandy, Mont-Saint-Michel is one of the most visited sites in France. It gives an iconic view of nature. This magnificent building was presented to me during one of my stays in Normandy. 

If you want to visit Mont Saint Michel, it is important to follow a few tips so that you do not go wrong.

What you need to know about Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel is a beautiful and tiny island located between Normandy and Brittany. It is one of the ten most popular tourist sites in France. This is due to the fact that it has several attractions. You have for example:

  • The abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel classified as a historical monument
  • A statue of Saint-Michel placed at the top of the abbey church
  • The highest European tides.

Visiting this site allows you to discover a place rich in history in the Emerald Coast region. It is marked by its architectural style and the traces of many historical events.

The evolution of Mont-Saint-Michel

Knowing the evolution of Mont-Saint-Michel is important to understand the harmonious whole it presents. From chapel to place of pilgrimage, it was gradually enlarged.

A real work has been done to achieve the large three-storey building in the Gothic style built on the northern facade of Mont-Saint-Michel. It houses the magnificent cloister of the abbey with a breathtaking view of the bay.

Many historical events have forced the occupants to magnify this site by modernizing it. This is what justifies the different architectural styles that coexist there, proof of the cultural richness of this place.

Other things to know about Mont-Saint-Michel

The problems related to the preservation of the environment can be noticed during a visit to Mont-Saint-Michel. Land reclamation and the construction of dykes have modified the natural cycle of the tides, weakening Mont-Saint-Michel.

However, adjustments have been made to limit this problem. Among these you can discover the bridge leading to Mont-Saint-Michel and the dam on the Couesnon. The latter cleans the surroundings of Mont-Saint-Michel, it promotes the expulsion of sediments that accumulate in its surroundings. The sluices close to conserve water and open to flush it out when the tide rises.

It should be remembered that Mont-Saint-Michel presents a magnificent landscape. It owes its particularity to its natural and historical riches. Apart from these attractions, it also represents an excellent refuge for birds of different species because of the bay. During a visit to Mont-Saint-Michel, you will be amazed by the thousands of birds that come to nest there.

Tips to follow to make your visit to Mont-Saint-Michel unforgettable

Mont-Saint-Michel attracts many tourists and onlookers during the summer periods. It is therefore important to be well organized to make your visit unforgettable. Remember to make a reservation several days in advance, so you will have time to prepare.

What is the best season to visit Mont-Saint-Michel?

Summer is the most appropriate season for a visit to Mont-Saint-Michel. It is open all year round, but it is recommended to visit it during the months of October, September, May or June. These periods represent favorable times for beautiful shots. A visit on a summer evening will allow you to admire the beauty of the place and nature.

What to plan for your accommodation during a visit to Mont-Saint-Michel?

The activities to be carried out at Mont-Saint-Michel are multiple, so you can spend more than one day there. It is possible to stay inside Mont-Saint-Michel during your stay. 

In case you decide to stay outside, you have guest rooms, lodges, hotels and campsites that are available. 

What are the opening hours of Mont-Saint-Michel?

Access to Mont-Saint-Michel is free, but not at tide times. It is advisable to find out about this aspect before embarking on the expedition.

In addition, the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel is open from 09  h  30 to 18  h every first Sunday of the months from November to March.

How to get to Mont-Saint-Michel?

You can go to Mont-Saint-Michel by car, but when you arrive at the Mont, it is required to park it in the car parks located 2 km away. Access to Mont-Saint-Michel has only been possible on foot or by shuttle since 2015. 

Nevertheless, the bus is the most recommended way to get there because of the explosion in the price of parking lots which vary according to the type of vehicle. 

It is also possible to get to Mont-Saint-Michel by bike, boat or train.

What to do during your visit to Mont-Saint-Michel?

The possible activities to carry out during a visit to Mont-Saint-Michel are numerous.

Discover the alleys of the region

The walk is a good option to discover the landscape of Mont-Saint-Michel. These charming alleys allow walking enthusiasts to discover the different corners of the island.

Visit the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel

Visiting the abbey is a must during a stay on this island. It is absolutely sublime whether you have a view of the interior or the exterior. It is recommended that you be accompanied by a tourist guide. Thus, you will discover all the little secrets that this site hides.

Visit the museums of Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel has 4 museums, to visit them, you can take a pass. For museum enthusiasts, this is an opportunity to discover the different themes of these places steeped in history. The themes covered by these museums are:

  • The sea and ecology
  • The history of the monks who built this Abbey
  • The residence of a local knight.

The Maquaire Museum is the oldest museum on the island. It was opened by Amédée Maquaire, a notable Parisian author of the guide “Mont-Saint-Michel and its Wonders ”, in 1888.

This museum retraces the great events of the island, but also the life of the great men who marked this island.

The Maritime Museum is dedicated to the history of the tides of Mont-Saint-Michel. It allows for a historical study of the island’s tidal phenomena.

The Historical Museum is the most particular of the island. It contains wax characters that allow you to relive the history of the island. This museum also allows you to admire ancient objects such as weapons, watches, paintings, etc.

The Logis Tiphanie is a 14th century building, it was the residence of a medieval knight. You can admire the armor of the knight Bertrand du Guesclin, but also the astrology cabinet of Tiphaine de Raguenel his wife.

Enjoy nature on horseback

Mont-Saint-Michel is a destination of choice for lovers of outdoor equestrian activities. The bay is the perfect place for a horseback ride. You can have a good time contemplating the fantastic landscape of Mont-Saint-Michel.

Advice on a visit to Mont-Saint-Michel

Located on the outskirts of the region which is home to the highest tides in Europe, Mont-Saint-Michel is a destination of choice. Most of those who visit it leave delighted. It is therefore not uncommon to find that some people come back to it often.

If you want to make a success of this visit, I recommend that you be accompanied by a guide from the region. The latter will be able to make you enjoy the riches of Mont-Saint-Michel.

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Erquy live webcam


The webcam of the port of Erquy is exposed to the house of the sea.

This “live city camera” is provided by Vision environment webcam.

Also discover the live webcam of Saint Malo , the live webcam of Cancale , the webcam Cap frehel, Webcam cote d’armor.

Cap d’Erquy

Cap d’Erquy is a prominent cape that forms the northwestern tip of Baie des Trépassés. “Erquy” comes from the word “Aerked” in the Breton language which means “cap”.

To the west of the cape are two very different beaches: on one side, Erquy-Plage beach where there are several holiday homes; on the other side, the port of Erquy with its famous granite pier.

Facing the cape are also two islands of rocks, one covered with vegetation and the other completely bare.

Erquy benefits from a typical Breton maritime climate, humid and mild all year round. Fog is common in winter due to the effect of an Atlantic low on the cold waters of the Gulf Stream.

The port of Erquy

The port of Erquy is located at the foot of a granite outcrop.

On the other hand, many pleasure boats are moored for summer visitors who wish to enjoy the calm of this bay protected from the south-westerly winds.

Erquy and its beaches

Near the pier, there is a public beach and a private beach.

The public beach is laid out with fine golden sand and offers a variety of activities such as surfing, canoeing and kayaking. It also has a snack bar and toilets to facilitate the practice of water sports.

The House of the Sea Erquy

The house of the sea Erquy is a fishing village but also a place dedicated to the seaside resort.

La Maison de la mer offers several activities such as water sports (sailing, surfing or pedal boats), boat trips and fishing excursions. The Erquy Webcam is installed there. She films live at 180 degrees.

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What to do in Saint Malo: The complete illustrated guide


What to do in Saint Malo and surroundings? A bastion of pirates for hundreds of years, the “Corsair City” has always done things its own way: In the 1590s, it even declared itself an independent republic.

Saint-Malo is still defended by its historic ramparts, while the islands adjoining the town continue to be fortified by 17th century bastions.

Walk the cobbled streets inside the ramparts and discover the sumptuous residences of the people who became wealthy thanks to the corsairs in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Saint-Malo also has a lot to tell about August 1944, when it was liberated from the Germans.

On hot summer days, the fine sand of Plage du Sillon will challenge you.

The ramparts of Saint-Malo

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The ramparts protect the whole of the old town of Saint-Malo and form a circuit of 1.75 kilometers.

They were built in the 1100s, updated to combat new military technology in the 1600s, and then expanded again until the mid-18th century.

On this walk, which is part of the 15 things to do in Saint Malo, make sure you have literature with you, because each door has a story to tell.

Climb the ramparts to discover panoramas of the sea, the island of Grand Bé, the National Fort, Dinard on the water and the magnificent granite houses of the rich shipowners of the city, and go down if you see a shop or a creperie you like in the shopping streets .

The Grande Porte, to the east, is flanked by two bastions and guards the narrow strip of land that connects the fortified town to what is now the suburbs of Saint-Malo

The old Saint-Malo

With gray granite as a material, the houses of Saint-Malo have a distinguished air that borders on severity, but is always beautiful.

The ” Intra Muros ” district is made up of cobbled streets with bars, restaurants, high-end boutiques and creperies.

The town’s sense of venerability is so strong that it seems almost impossible that most of Saint-Malo needed restoration after 1944. The choice is difficult, the most picturesque are in the old Saint-Malo, but the rue Jacques Cartier is magnificent.

Here, on the east side of the walled town, the houses are built into the defenses and the ground floor is a long string of cafes and restaurants .

The Furrow Beach

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One of these dynamic beaches in perpetual motion, the Plage du Sillon , is three kilometers of fine sand which begins just north of the fortified town.

On the edge is a large embankment, built at the beginning of the 20th century and stretching for more than a kilometer and a half.

This makes it easy to walk around at any time of the year, work up an appetite and see the kites at low tide.

On balmy summer days, families come for the fine sand and can swim in the shallow rock pools on the western edge of Fort National.

Then, on winter days, the sea crashes against the banks at high tide.

The Castle of Saint-Malo

In the northeast corner of the walls is the castle built by the Dukes of Brittany from the 1400s to secure their ownership of the town, now the town hall of Saint-Malo.

The castle stands above the town to recall the authority of the dukes, then of the king of France after unification in the 16th century.

The Grand Donjon offers the best views of Saint-Malo from the platform on its roof.

This building houses a museum on the history of the town and the surrounding “Malouin” region, which visits some of the intriguing personalities of this part of France, such as the writer Chateaubriand and the explorer Jacques Cartier .

The Grand Aquarium Saint-Malo

Saint Malo children's activities

A quick bus ride from the walled city will take you to the Saint-Malo Aquarium , a much-hyped outing that is updated almost every new season. This activity is an integral part of the 15 things to do in Saint-Malo.

For those vacationing with kids, it’s a rainy-day attraction that also fits right in with the city’s maritime history.

You can’t talk about the animals without mentioning the 360° shark tank , which was added in 2011 and contains 600,000 liters.

In another aquarium, the wreckage of a historic galleon is home to whitetip and blacktip sharks.

Elsewhere, the aquarium synthesizes environments from around the world. Thus, the mangrove is home to piranhas, four-eyed fish and turtles, and the tropical basin to corals and colorful species such as clownfish and surgeonfish.

Info and booking: https://www.aquarium-st-malo.com/

The district of Paramé

The Plage du Sillon district, to the north-east of the walled city, developed rapidly at the end of the 19th century, equipping it with numerous Belle Époque style villas.

These were built by wealthy vacationers, who let their imaginations run wild.

With an itinerary, you could take a short walking tour of this leafy neighborhood, stopping to see fabulous homes like Villa l’Argonne on Boulevard Chateaubriand, which has a stunning octagonal tower and alternating brickwork pattern. red and glazed.

Next, the Villa Remember, on boulevard Hébert, is of an exaggerated Flemish style, with a crow’s step gable and a stone finial.

The National Fort of Saint-Malo

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The genius Vauban drew up the plans for this advanced bastion on the rock of Îlette , at the western end of the Sillon beach.

It bears its witness star configuration and is the final piece of Saint-Malo’s defensive puzzle, designed to protect the city from the British Navy.

He did this work in 1693, when he helped repel an Anglo-Dutch attack.

Much later it became a makeshift prison for German forces in the final days of their occupation in 1944. The fortress is open in the summer for guided tours and is a perfect document of 17th century military design.

Explore Le Grand Bé

You also have to wait for low tide to access Grand Bé, another islet a few steps from the ramparts.

During World War II, small rocky islets like this became a useful base for German guns.

When the Americans liberated Saint-Malo, Grand Bé fell quickly, but it was weeks before the Alet peninsula , at the mouth of the Rance, surrendered.

Many come to Grand Bé to pay homage to romantic writer Chateaubriand , whose tomb faces the sea as he requested 20 years before his death.

The GR-34 from Saint-Malo

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The Sentier des Douaniers is exactly what it says it is: A coastal path designed in the 1700s to outsmart smugglers.

If you wish, you can leave from Saint-Malo and walk to Brest in Finistère!

But it takes 25 days to cover these 400 kilometers on foot, so it’s not really a day trip! You could instead spend a memorable day exploring the Emerald Coast, on either side of Saint-Malo.

You’ll encounter windswept beaches, granite cliffs, wildflower-strewn meadows, oyster and mussel beds, and plenty of WWII bunkers and pillboxes.

Briantais Park

On the heights of the Rance estuary is a sumptuous English park which once formed the park of the Château de la Briantais .

The estate belonged to wealthy shipowners who built a Baroque mansion there in 1666. The eerie but beautiful ruins of this building can still be seen in the park.

A newer castle, dating from the 19th century, is still thriving as a cultural center, with art exhibitions and concerts of jazz and classical music.

Visit it for meditative walks along sculpture-strewn avenues, and to see those exhilarating views. The park is undoubtedly one of the 15 things to do in Saint-Malo.

You can see Saint-Malo, Dinard and the whole of the Rance estuary.

Self-guided tour of a Malouinière

Many people made their fortunes from the corsairs of the 16th to 19th centuries, and in the vicinity of Saint-Malo are five sumptuous houses that the shipowners left behind.

They are all open to the public to varying degrees in summer and are known as ” Malouinières “, which derives from the name of the town.

One of the most accessible is the Puits Sauvage, which has belonged to the same family for more than 200 years.

On a self-guided tour, you’ll walk through the French Parterre and see stables, dovecotes, an oratory, a bakery and a gigantic 260 square meter glass roof that houses a marvelous cactus garden.

Visit the Jacques Cartier Museum

The only surviving house belonging to the man who discovered Canada, the Manoir de Limoëlou was Cartier ‘s summer residence in the years following his return from his trip.

The interior has been redecorated with period furniture and the various rooms now have the same function they would have served when Cartier lived there.

Those new to the subject can discover the navigation instruments used by Cartier during a guided tour.

Tours are in French only, but there is an English guide and the museum film also has an English option.

Info and booking: http://www.musee-jacques-cartier.fr/

The 39/45 Memorial

As we said, it took weeks to break the German resistance in Saint-Malo, and they dug into this anti-aircraft bunker in the Cité d’Alet, located in the courtyard of a 17th century fortress which had also been designed by Vauban.

Memorial 39/45 is an exhibition that recreates the war years in Saint-Malo, in the vast bunker of more than 500 square meters, on three levels and ten rooms.

You will be immersed in this dark chapter of the city’s past with the help of authentic documents, weapons, uniforms and the specially made historical film “The Battle of Saint-Malo “.

Go to discover Dinard

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Opposite Saint-Malo, on the left bank of the Rance, Dinard has received the epithet “Nice du Nord” for its majestic atmosphere.

Along the way, you may be intrigued to know that the bridge that crosses the Rance estuary is also home to Europe’s first tidal power station, built in 1966 and still in operation.

Once you arrive in Dinard, you will be dazzled by the luxurious mansions, dating from the end of the 19th century, when the resort became “the” place to see during the summer season.

Many of its mansions are now listed and can be seen from the Promenade du Clair de Lune, which winds along the coast, offering a magnificent view of Saint-Malo on summer evenings.

The view of Saint Malo is also very appreciable, it allows you to take advantage of the grandeur of the intramural ramparts.

Breton cuisine

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Seafood should be a priority on your culinary agenda in Saint-Malo.

Cancale , the oyster capital of Brittany, is a few minutes east of the city.

The fame of Cancale oysters dates back to Roman times, when they were consumed by the legions of Julius Caesar, while Louis XIV had them delivered every day expressly from this city.

And it may be obvious, but crepe is almost synonymous with Brittany.

Try the sweet crepe or the savory galette, made with buckwheat flour.

Another Breton specialty, cider is also very present in Saint-Malo; it is sweet and sour, with a slight sparkle and is the perfect partner for ham and cheese galettes.

Attend the highest tides in Europe in Saint Malo – Brittany

Saint Malo is known to be the city where you can witness the highest tides in Europe. The difference between high tide and low tide can reach 12 meters, which is why the city has developed in such a way as to take advantage of this natural phenomenon. You can admire the tidal waves from different places in the city, but the best place to see them is from the walls of Saint-Malo also called intra muros.

You can walk along the dike and admire the power of the waves, but also on foot above it, at the top of the dike. But be careful, the waves sometimes break and flood the dike. It is best to go there with a licensed guide, who will tell you all about the tides and the history.

Take advantage of a stay in Saint Malo to come and admire the high tides with your family and enjoy many other activities in and around the city.

Walk along the port of Saint Malo

The port of Saint Malo is a very pleasant place to take a stroll and there are many small shops and restaurants on the edge where you can taste fresh seafood. You can also admire the yachts of the rich and famous, which anchor in the port of Saint Malo.

Arriving at the port, you will be pleasantly surprised by the warm atmosphere of this place. In summer, you can sit on a terrace and enjoy a good meal with fresh products.

Historically, the port of Saint-Malo has always been a place at the center of entertainment and relaxation. On the quay there was a theater in 1776 with shows such as “Ubu Roi” by Alfred Jarry or “La Reine Morte” by Victor Hugo. Today it is mainly a place for tourists to enjoy a nice walk in the sun or a drink on one of the waterside terraces.

Take to the sea to discover the Emerald Coast in Brittany

The Emerald Coast has been repeatedly voted one of the most beautiful coastal paths in Europe. You can walk or drive along this road which passes through picturesque villages, secluded coves and sandy beaches . The sea is perfect for swimming, fishing and surfing. From the center of Saint-Malo, it takes an hour’s drive to cover the entire route, allowing you to enjoy this beautiful beach-strewn landscape at your own pace.

This region is full of coves and sandy beaches. From Saint-Malo, you can access the Quiberon peninsula by car or boat. You can visit Carnac, a city famous for its menhirs which are megalithic monuments dating back to prehistoric times.

An unmissable stop: Le Mont-Saint-Michel

If you are traveling with children, a stay at Mont-Saint-Michel will be very appropriate. This place is truly magical with its breathtaking views and fascinating history. The island belongs to the French heritage and the only way to get there is to get there on foot or by bike (which we recommend). You will find yourself surrounded by sandbanks and beautiful blue waters: a true paradise!

Mont Saint-Michel also offers many activities for all tastes, so you will never be bored. There are events linked to the history of this place, but also typical markets where you can taste Breton dishes or visit exhibitions.

We also recommend that you climb the old tower of the Abbey to admire the panorama, but take a walk in the alleys and explore the souvenir shops before leaving!

If you are traveling as a family, you can request an entry for children. On weekdays there are workshops for children who want to learn more about history and nature.

After your visit, spend some time on the beach to enjoy the view and the majestic beauty of Mont-Saint-Michel .

Stroll and sip a drink on Place Chateaubriand

There is no doubt that one of the most popular activities in Saint Malo is to have a drink in the old Place Chateaubriand. Located within the city walls, it’s the perfect place to meet, chat and watch local artists perform. There are so many street performers that you could spend hours looking at them!

Here is a list of bars not to be missed: click here.

Chateaubriand was a writer and politician who became heavily involved in the French Revolution. He is best known for his book “Atala”, which he wrote when he was just one year old. This book is famous all over the world.

If you are looking for a hotel near intra muro of Saint-Malo, we recommend the Mercure Saint-Malo. This 4-star hotel is located in the heart of the city and is perfect for a romantic getaway or a business trip. You will find everything you need to feel at home, from a heated swimming pool to a fitness center. If you are looking for an affordable option, we recommend the Ibis Saint-Malo Center Historique which is also located in the city center.

Go see Saint-Vincent Cathedral

Another of our recommendations is to visit Saint-Vincent Cathedral, which was built at the end of the 11th century and has been listed as a historical monument since 1846. Pride of French heritage.

You will discover inside the cathedral beautiful stained glass windows and the tombs of the bishops who lived there.

What to do in Saint-Malo? Visit the Residence of the Corsair

You can also take a look at the house of the corsair and discover the amazing story of Robert Surcouf who became very famous in his time thanks to his many victorious sea battles against British ships. Which earned him the title of “Terror”.

Many famous corsairs have lived in Saint Malo. It is also the city where Jacques Cartier was born. Along the port, you can admire various corsair houses built throughout history. The Corsair is a man who conducted military operations against other ships to seize their goods. The corsair’s residence is a fascinating place to visit and has been designated as one of the most beautiful houses in France.

Take a tour of the Maison du Québec

If you want to learn more about Quebec culture, we recommend that you take a tour of the Maison du Québec. This museum is dedicated to the history and culture of the Canadian province. You can discover its art, its music, its gastronomy and much more! The Maison du Québec was founded by Bishop Guy-Marie Rioux in 1984.

The alliance between Saint Malo and Quebec is old and strong. This building reminds us that it was from the port of the mouth of the Rance that the Saint-Malo explorer Jacques Cartier and his crew began their crossing in 1534 towards New France. The General Delegation of Quebec organizes many events there every year.

La Maison du Québec invites you to discover a contemporary, creative and historic Quebec. In the heart of the Malouins, Quebec and its culture remain very present.

Visit the Saint Malo micro-zoo

During your stay in Saint Malo, take the time to discover the micro-zoo which is very interesting to do. It’s the perfect place to take your kids as a family and have a fun day out. You can discover more than 130 different species of animals from all over the world. This zoo was founded in 1985.

The Micro-zoo is open from Monday to Sunday. Count 9 euros for adults and 6 euros for children.

Walk around the Môle des Noires Lighthouse

The Môle des Noires lighthouse is located within the city walls, it was built between 1837 and 1842 and is open to the public.

From its summit, you can admire a magnificent view of the city and the bay. To do absolutely!

Explore the Solidor Tower

The Tour du Solidor is a beautiful medieval tower located in the heart of Saint Malo. It was built at the end of the 14th century and is open to the public.

At the very top, you can admire a breathtaking view of intra muros and its beaches. The tower also houses a museum that tells the story of Saint Malo and its inhabitants.

Browse the Sculpted Rocks of Rothéneuf

A few kilometers from Saint-Malo is the small village of Rothéneuf. This is where the Carved Rocks are located, a natural wonder that is definitely worth seeing. These rocks have been sculpted over time by the action of waves and wind, and they provide a magnificent sight. Some rocks have been worked by man, such as the Roche de la Chapelle, or those that have been sculpted in the shape of animals or human figures. It’s a great activity to do with the family, especially since you can kill two birds with one stone by going to the beach afterwards.

Do the Aquatonic circuit of the hotel, the Thermes Marins

Saint-Malo also has a spa, the Thermes Marins is a hotel. It is an ideal place to relax and enjoy a moment of relaxation. The spa has a heated swimming pool, jacuzzi and hammam, as well as a range of massages. But the star of the show is undoubtedly the Aquatonic circuit. It is a space equipped with water jets that massage every centimeter of your body, giving you an unforgettable experience.

From 35 euros per person.

10 things to do in Saint-Malo


What to do in Saint Malo?

The King’s Star

Travel back in time to 1745 aboard the Étoile du Roy , the famous replica of a corsair frigate!!! Visit the hold and the captain’s apartments, and admire the ropes and the size of this hunter of the seas! The frigate performs rare outings at sea, but he is  advised to check on the site that she is at the dock to organize your stay. 

L'Étoile du Roy dans le port de Saint-Malo
The Étoile du Roy docked in Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo aquarium

Admire all the marine species present in the large aquarium of Saint-Malo , and contemplate the abyssal depths! Children will be able to learn about aquatic life and touch some species on site such as the large fruit bat, the spider crab or the glacial starfish while discovering their habitat.


The great aquarium of Saint-Malo

The micro zoo of Saint Malo

An intramural micro zoo !!! It may sound crazy! And yet it is very real! AT  a few steps from the Bon Secours beach , and the Fort National, you can admire  pythons, lizards,  or the moray eels that inhabit this zoo…and so much more!!!

The micro zoo of Saint-Malo

Intramural walk

Take a walk within the walls and discover the marvels of the old town. You can stop at Café on the corner down the street from the end of the city opposite the port… the Java, and contemplate its surprising decoration, which makes it one of the 300 most beautiful bars in the world !!! Or taste a Kouign Aman , the Breton specialty par excellence! See the house where Surcouf, the famous privateer, was born and the tower where the Duchess Anne of Brittany stayed during the construction of the castle. 

You can shop and eat in the many restaurants offering Breton specialties, ranging from traditional cuisine to gourmet restaurants, including fast food. Then take advantage of the good rescue beach with its seawater swimming pool and end the day with a sunset in front of the statue of Robert Surcouf on the ramparts. You will then discover the charm and atmosphere of the corsair city at night sheltered by the ramparts of Saint-Malo.

Saint-Malo intra muros

Saint-Malo Intra muros

First dive

Book a day for a first dive at the Saint Malo diving school. From the age of 8, at sea in the high season or in the pool in winter, you can discover the sensations of diving thanks to the experienced trainer divers who will supervise you during your initiation!

For experienced divers, the school offers various programs, including visits to shipwrecks , or various training courses, or simply aquatic excursions. 


Diving in the open sea

What to do in Saint Malo? Visit of the National Fort

Watch out for the tide! The visit of the Fort National is done with a passionate guide! Anchored on its rock, access is only at low tide.  If you see the flag hoisted…it’s open to the public!


Fort National at low tide

Exit at sea

Take advantage of 1 hour in the bay of Saint Malo or a day to live the experience of a sea trip, with the Saint-Malo breakaway . Various offers are available, to reach Cancale by sea, or Dinan via the Rance, or prefer exceptional sailboats such as the replica of the Cutter corsair, the Fox, which was fitted out by the famous corsair Robert Surcouf and proposed by the Etoile marine cruise.

The corsair cutter “The Fox”

Marine thermal baths

Want to relax during your stay? For 1 hour or the whole day, the marine thermal baths of Saint Malo await you. Their offers are adapted to your desires. Whether it is for a body massage or a seaweed cream- based wrap, while passing through the Aquatonic or the sauna , the personnel of the marine baths will be able to relax and restore you throughout the day.

les thermes marins de Saint-Malo

What to do in Saint Malo? Aqua Malo

The aquatic center of Saint Malo just out of the ground! it will delight young and old! You can enjoy the spa, sauna and hammam , but also the sports pools or the play area for the little ones, as well as its digital slide, unique in France!

 Note: The Aqua Malo is located outside the city of Saint Malo on the edge of the expressway a few minutes from Saint Malo

The Jacques Cartier Museum and the sculpted rocks

Discover the Jacques Cartier Museum , located in his mansion. Unique legacy of the famous explorer, transformed into a museum to show you his life and history. Step back in time and discover Canada, through the story of this adventurer who first set foot there in 1534 .

Take advantage of your getaway to see the sculpted rocks of Rothéneuf. Produced by Abbé Fourré from 1894 to 1907. 

Musée Jacques Cartier à Saint-Malo