Practical informations about Saint Malo

Saint Malo in a few

A medieval jewel built on the Rance estuary, standing proudly in front of the islands of Jersey and Guernsey, Saint-Malo appears like a ship upon the sea. Along its ramparts you can take a stroll and admire the panoramic views of Brittany at every corner. Saint-Malo is the place where the sea sprays will make you feel all the power of this wave-lashed coast! Besides its ramparts and its numerous historical treasures, Saint-Malo also offers the opportunity to stroll along its sandy beaches, to sail towards the islands or to follow the nearby hiking trails to discover the numerous breathtaking viewpoints over the city of Saint-Malo and the sea. The neighbouring villages such as Dinard, Dinan or Cancale will enrich your holidays and complete your picture of this unique and incomparable Breton region. 

How to get there?

By car: from the A81 highway, take the D137 to Rennes. If you take the A84, continue on the N175 and then the N176.

By train: hop on the train and let your hair down! Saint-Malo is connected to Paris by direct trains. It will take you 2 hours and 15 minutes from Montparnasse train station. From Rennes, you can reach Saint-Malo by TER ( french regional train ) in about 50 minutes. 

By plane: the nearest airport is 13km away, in Dinard. For more frequent flights, you can also choose between Rennes ( 70 km) or Nantes ( 170 km) airports.

When should I come?

The mildest months in Saint-Malo fall between June and September. The rains begin in October and continue until January. So choose the summer months if you are looking for fine weather, but note that there are fewer tourists outside the summer season. You just need to choose your holiday accommodation in Saint Malo.

Saint-Malo attracts many tourists from all over the world thanks to its countless natural attractions and heritage jewels. If you want to explore the city avoiding the crowds, choose the low-season months (October to June), and pack your boots and your raincoat: the rain is part of the landscape in Saint-Malo! So start packing and prepare your dream holidays in Saint-Malo.