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Top Choice Crêpes in St-Malo

Breizh Café

This will be one of your most memorable meals in Brittany. The creative chef combines traditional Breton ingredients and galette and crêpe styles with Japanese flavours and brilliant textures and presentation. Seawe…
Top Choice Bistro in St-Malo

Bistro Autour du Beurre

This casual bistro showcases the cheeses and butters handmade by the world-famous Jean-Yves Bordier; you'll find his shop next door. His products are shipped to renowned restaurants around the globe. At the bistro, …
Top Choice Food in St-Malo

La Maison du Beurre Bordier

The cheeses and butters handmade by the world-famous Jean-Yves Bordier are shipped to renowned restaurants around the globe. The establishment is in one of the few remaining completely intact buildings from before W…
Top Choice 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…
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 now holds Musée d'Histoire de St-Malo which looks at the life and history of the city. The castle's lookout tower offers eye-…
Top Choice Bar in St-Malo

L'Aviso

This cosy place serves more than 300 beers, mostly from Brittany and Belgium, with more than 10 – including two Breton beers – on tap. If you can't decide, ask the friendly owner/connoisseur. It's the laid-back plac…
Top Choice 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 only be accessed at low tide. Check online or with the t…
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 the Île du Grand Bé is the …
Cafe in St-Malo

La Cafe du Coin d'en Bas de la Rue du Bout de la Ville d'en Face du Port... La Java

The word 'eccentric' might have been coined to describe this extraordinary (and insanely named) cafe. Think part-museum, part-toyshop and a work of art from an ever-so-slightly-twisted mind. Traditional French accor…
Modern French in St-Malo

Le Cambusier

With its ambient lighting, honey-coloured parquet flooring and large B&W shots of fishermen enlivening the dining room, Le Cambusier can do no wrong. Run by a talented husband-and-wife team, it's known across th…