Attractions

Top Choice Castle in St-Malo

Château de St-Malo

Château de St-Malo was built by the dukes of Brittany in the 15th and 16th centuries, and is now the home of the Musée d'Histoire de St-Malo, which examines the life and history of the city, while the lookout tower …
Walls in St-Malo

Ramparts

Constructed at the end of the 17th century under military architect Vauban, and measuring 1.8km, the ramparts of St-Malo can be accessed at several points, including at all the main city gates.
Island in St-Malo

Île du Grand Bé & Fort du Petit Bé

At low tide, cross the beach to walk out via Porte des Bés to Île du Grand Bé, the rocky islet where the great St-Malo-born, 18th-century writer Chateaubriand is buried. About 100m beyond Grand Bé is the privately o…
Cathedral in St-Malo

Cathédrale St-Vincent

The city's centrepiece was constructed between the 12th and 18th centuries. During the ferocious fighting of August 1944, the cathedral was badly mauled, with much of its original structure (including its spire) red…
Monument in St-Malo

Mémorial 39–45

Constructed in the mid-18th century, Fort de la Cité d'Alet was used as a German base during WWII. One of the bunkers now houses this memorial, which depicts St-Malo's violent WWII history and liberation, and includ…
Ruins in St-Malo

Fort National

The St-Malo ramparts' northern stretch looks across to the remains of this former prison, built by Vauban in 1689. Standing atop a rocky outcrop, the fort can is only accessible at low tide, so check online or with …
Fort in St-Malo

Fort de la Cité d'Alet

Constructed in the mid-18th century, Fort de la Cité d'Alet was used as a German base during WWII; one of the bunkers now houses this memorial, which depicts St-Malo's violent WWII history and liberation. A visit is…
Beach in St-Malo

Plage de Bon Secours

You can splash in the protected tidal swimming pool west of St-Malo's walls at Plage de Bon Secours, wander along the sand or climb the diving board to jump off into the water. This is a great spot for catching Inst…
Aquarium in St-Malo

Grand Aquarium

Containing over 600 species of marine creature, this very popular aquarium about 4km south of the city centre features a 'Nautibus' ride – a simulated descent aboard an underwater submarine – and a bassin tactile (t…
Museum in St-Malo

Musée d'Histoire de St-Malo

Within Château de St-Malo, built by the dukes of Brittany in the 15th and 16th centuries, this museum examines the life and history of the city through a hodgepodge of nautical exhibits, model boats and marine artef…