St. Malo is a busy and historic port with thousands of visitors passing through, some choose to spend some time in the town and it does get very busy in the main holiday season, there is a lot to see and do in this part of Brittany. If you are planning to spend some time exploring the town and attractions it is advisable to book your accommodation in advance.
There are many beaches to enjoy they stretch for miles along the unspoilt northern coast of Brittany. St. Malo can offer its visitors a range of nautical activities such as sailing, surfing, fishing, if you prefer golf or horse riding you need not be disappointed these are also available.
If you get tired of the beach you can enjoy strolling around the narrow cobbled streets where there are bars, restaurants, cafes and shops, you will also see some interesting buildings. Perhaps stopping for refreshment and sampling some of the best crepes around here.
You can walk around the defensive walls and enjoy the panoramic views along the ramparts which are stunning, originally built in the 12th century and later enlarged; they survived the allied bombing in 1944. This will take approximately an hour to complete depending on how many stops you take along the way!
You may like to visit the beautiful St. Vincent’s Cathedral where you can admire the stained glass it has a mix of architectural styles. In the Chateau de Saint Malo you will find an interesting museum with exhibits of the town’s history and past. A visit to the popular Grand Aquarium may be of interest it is located just out of town you will see piranhas, giant turtles, sharks, hundreds of species of sea life, it is enjoyable as well as educational and suitable for all ages.
If you are looking for evening entertainment you will find plenty of bars, some nightspots have live music. A pleasant way to spend an evening is in a traditional French restaurant where you can enjoy a seafood platter with a bottle of wine. St. Malo and the surrounding area are well worth visiting whether for a short break holiday or as part of your main holiday break.