Ferme Marine


If you ever wanted to crack open the science and art of ostréiculture (oyster farming), this well-organised and informative museum, a couple of kilometres southwest of the port, is the place. Tours include an oyster tasting.

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1. Anse du Verger

2.51 MILES

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2. Pointe du Grouin

3.76 MILES

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3. Île des Landes

3.84 MILES

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4. Musée Jacques Cartier

4.79 MILES

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5. Grand Aquarium

6.54 MILES

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6. Grande Plage

6.72 MILES

This very long, north-facing beach runs along the coast outside the Intra-Muros.

7. Château de St-Malo

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8. Plage des Bas Sablons

7.27 MILES

This long and pleasant beach by the marina in St-Servan has a dike that prevents the water from receding entirely at low tide.