Beautiful landscapes and a unique cultural heritage
Beautiful landscapes and a unique cultural heritage
The treasures of the amazing Emerald Coast will make your stay in Saint-Malo even more enjoyable and unforgettable!
Between Cancale and Cap Fréhel, the Emerald Coast (40 km spread) owes its name to the sublime green colour of the sea. Its numerous treasures will surprise you!
The beaches of Dinard are one of the most beautiful places to discover on the Emerald Coast. You can admire magnificent bourgeois villas built by the English at the beginning of the twentieth century. They offer an elegant and authentic. Panorama.
The Emerald Coast as well as the Mont-Saint-Michel are protected because of their exceptional biodiversity. You can explore it on foot, by bike, or even on horseback!
Discover unforgettable places
During your stay on the Emerald Coast, go to Saint-Suliac. It is now considered one of the most beautiful villages in France. Its many alleys and beautiful small stone houses reflect the Brittany’s heritage. A change of scenery is guaranteed!
Take the time to explore the beautiful Chausey Islands. As it may surprise you, this immense archipelago is not English but French, and has more than 50 islets at low tide. The Chausey Islands archipelago is emblematic of Normandy. Its beaches of fine sand are perfect for long walks and for appreciating its well preserved fauna and flora!
Taste the delicious Cancale oysters during your stay in Saint-Malo!
Cancale is a small town between Saint-Malo and the Mont-Saint-Michel. It is a must-visit destination for seafood lovers.
We also call Cancal «the oyster capital» because it has a variety of succulent oysters. This small town with the highest tides in the world has the label of ‘Site Remarquable du Goût.’
Thanks to the high tides, Cancale oysters are the most famous in Brittany. It is considered as a delicacy, and one of King Louis XIV’s favourite food.
Depending on your preferences, you can taste Cancale oysters raw or cooked. Enjoy its incredible iodine flavour!
An unmissable gourmet trip
Many restaurants in Cancale offer the opportunity to taste their delicious oysters and other seafood-based specialties. It is possible to buy some Cancale oysters in one of the small shops on the seaside. Eat them on the pier with a nice view! Make sure you ask for your oysters to be opened when you buy them; you will save time for your meal.
You can also buy some Cancale oysters directly on the port.
You will find an oyster market all year round!
Don’t forget to visit the famous Mont-Saint-Michel during your stay in Saint-Malo!
Whether you love history or not, visit the legendary Mont-Saint-Michel during your holiday in Saint-Malo. More than two million people visit it each year. It has unique architecture and its bay has been categorized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Don’t skip this visit!
Are you hoping to avoid tourist crowds during your visit?
You can visit the Mont-Saint-Michel late in the day. Eventhough souvenir shops may be closed, you might find that the tranquility and quietness will set you up for a better experience.
Cross the Bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel
One of the advantages about the Bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel is that it is reachable by bike, horseback, kayak, foot… You have plenty of choices. In any case, it is strongly recommended to cross the bay with a guide!
The entrance is just 11 euros, and free for minors. The Mont-Saint-Michel is on an island and offers different options to its visitors. You can take a guided tour of the village and ramparts and also visit the abbey or its museums. Regardless of your choice, you will spend a great time in this unforgettable site.
Are you looking for discovering Saint-Malo and its surroundings? The good news is there are many small ‘towns of character’ near Saint-Malo. Their timeless charm will surprise you!
Saint-Malo and its surroundings are a popular destination with an exceptional cultural heritage. Many villages in the area are labeled «Petite Cité de Caractère» with an original and rural heritage.
During your stay, discover the small medieval town of Dinan, considered to be one of the most beautiful cities of Brittany.
You will fall in love with this architectural jewel with half-timbered houses, craft workshops, small shops, an astonishing harbour, and ramparts.
Visit Jugon-les-lacs. It is located between two lakes and 4 kilometres from Dinan. It is an ideal location if you like green places and fishing!
Go back in time to the Middle Ages in the city of Dol
The city of Dol de Bretagne, near the bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel, has an interesting historical heritage. This ancient religious metropolis has many enigmatic stories and legends. It will take you back to the time of cathedrals. Don’t forget to visit the Cathedraloscope, and learn more about the mysteries of cathedral builders. A great experience is guaranteed!
Do you want some more options?
There are many other cities of character near Saint-Malo. You will be spoilt for choice.
After a good night’s sleep, discover the Channel Islands and speak english! Guaranteed change of scenery.
Only a few kilometres from the French coast, the Channel Islands have a free port. Enjoy an english style break during your stay in Saint-Malo.
The Channel Islands are ideal for hikers. These islands will make you feel you are in a miniature version of England.
The great wether allows you to marvel at the breathtaking landscapes, such as its various green settings, its jagged coastline, its cliffs, and its small English villages… Lots of unforgettable hikes ahead!
Each of the Channel Islands has its own particularities and traditions, with a fusion of British and French culture. Visit all of them if you have the opportunity. They are all quite unique and well worth your time!
Visit the Channel Islands
Put on your walking shoes, and go discover Jersey. Walk on the green paths along the cliffs, its beaches, or its fortifications. In spring, head to Guernsey to see the beautiful landscapes and its floors with flowers. To visit the Channel Islands, a valid passport is needed. Keep in mind that these islands are in UK Time (1 hour less than in France).