What to do in Saint-Malo when it rains?
In the heart of Brittany, Saint-Malo is the Mecca of tourism. If the weather is almost beautiful all year round, it happens that the gray clouds come to hide the sun’s rays. When the corsair city is under the clouds, it is impossible to enjoy sunbathing on the beach. Fortunately, the region offers other intramural activities that allow you to have fun. Visiting historic sites or leisure centers in the region are the most likely programs when the good weather is absent. So, what to do in Saint-Malo when it rains ? Follow the leader.
Make an Escape Game
The escape game is one of the essential activities in Saint-Malo . A fun and entertaining activity, the concept is brand new and is beginning to gain in popularity. The game consists of immersing yourself in a life-size space where you will play the heroes. With your team, you will solve puzzles and make sure to free yourself. In this game, you will also be in the footsteps of the corsairs of Saint-Malo and will be immersed in stories of cape and dagger or the Second World War. There are 3 escape games in Saint-Malo: Les secrets des Corsaires at Breizh Escape. The Secret of Surcouf at the Manoir de la Barronie and the Blockhaus at Breizh Escape .
Visit the Great Aquarium
If the sea is the nugget of Saint-Malo, its aquarium is a real tribute to this aquatic wealth. The Saint-Malo aquarium offers a panorama of all the aquatic creatures of the sea. More than 600 species of fish, turtles or even clown fish and other mammals are present there. The large Aquarium of Saint-Malo is open all year round and is an ideal haven on rainy days. Among the most incredible attractions is the Nautibus. It is an exclusive submarine that will take you to discover the bottom of the Aquarium and its sound and light shows.
Have fun at West Parc
West Parc is one of the area’s most popular indoor attractions . It is located about fifteen minutes from the city center but it is well worth the detour. Its particularity lies in its size. More than 2500m² of space which is divided up for playful and fun activities for the whole family. You will find there in particular about fifteen bowling alleys, 9 English billiards, 3 laser range areas, but also arcade games, a bubble football pitch and a bar and relaxation area for catering. To go around each activity, count a whole day.
To visit museums
The region of Saint-Malo is full of historical sites and the museums bear witness to their history. If you particularly appreciate the stories of the Cape Horners, the Cap-Hornier long yard museum is one of the most unusual places in the region. It is located in the Solidor tower and offers a fine collection of period objects and in particular objects belonging to the long-term captains of the 19th century. On the other side, the Manoir de Limoëlou offers a guided tour of the Jacques Cartier Museum. This famous European explorer made the region famous, in particular thanks to his discovery of Canada. The Manor offers art and decorative objects but also objects belonging to the navigator.
Watch exhibitions at the Grande Passerelle
The Grande Passerelle is one of the cultural heritages of Saint-Malo. This center includes a media library, a cinema dedicated to auteur films, thematic areas which host exhibitions throughout the year. Among the thematic exhibitions of the center are historical documentaries, antique collections, expeditions and other exhibitions around Saint-Malo. You will also find there photos of the old station in the region, old guides or even illustrations, essays and novels as well as paintings. In short, a concentrate of culture and art.
Recharge your batteries at the Thermes Marins
What to do in Saint-Malo when it rains? Rather than staying in your hotel room, take the road to the Grand Plage des Sillons and land in the Thalassotherapy center of the region. The Thermes Marins (Thalasso Saint-Malo) invite relaxation and well-being to enjoy the benefits of sea water heated to 34°C. The center offers a space of 5000m² divided between indoor and outdoor swimming pools, pools, hammams but also weight rooms and massage cabins. Here, relaxation is at the rendezvous and professionals await you for a unique moment of relaxation during a weekend in Saint-Malo.
Immerse yourself in the virtual world at the Virtual Reality studio
For lovers of thrills and video games, the Virtual Reality studio welcomes you to a unique platform. Latest generation and ultra-efficient technology, the studio offers total immersion in the virtual world, with sensations as real as in reality. In a group or alone, you just have to put on the sensor (equipped with a helmet with HD screens) to explore this universe or to challenge your friends. A sensational and unique experience to discover at rue du Clos Vert. Among the attractions, find the retrogaming lounge with the Super Nintendo or the PS1 for those who are old school.
Have fun at the Max Aventure park
For families visiting Saint-Malo with your children, the Max Aventure park is made for you. This is an indoor park for children from 0 to 12 years old. The indoor activities and games are suitable for different ages and the equipment is completely secure. The space is well divided into 3 kinds of animation. The Baby Zone, for children under 3 years old with ball pools or foam mats. Le P’tit Parc for 3 to 5 year olds with slides and adventurous labyrinths. The Maxi Labyrinth for ages 5 and up with a large adventure course, large stages for choreography and even quad tracks. The adults who accompany them will not be left out since they have a dedicated bar and restaurant area, while waiting for the children to have fun.
And if it really rains too much and it’s very cold, you can always cocoon under the duvet and enjoy your rental warm in front of Netflix 🙂
Or go on a tour of Saint-Malo Intra-Muros bars for example!