Saint Malo is just a ferry ride away which makes it ideal for a short break in France. A stone’s throw across the Channel, a weekend break in Saint-Malo is all about the good life: eating, drinking, shopping and sightseeing…
So you think you know St-Malo?
Plan a weekend break in St-Malo, Brittany for a bite-sized slice ofla vie française. Brittany Ferries and Condor Ferries sail into Saint Malo and you can simply walk off the ferry straight into the old town – it couldn’t be easier.
Where the locals go...
There are restaurants, hotels and B&Bs aplenty in and outside the walled town itself. For a memorable evening meal that won’t break the bank, try Le Yacht Club. Just outside the walls, you can enjoy mainly organic, locally sourced produce and a menu that changes on a daily basis – all with a view over the walls.
Pop music for all
For pop music lovers, be sure to time your short break with La Route du Rock which takes place every August. With concerts on the beach and in a nearby ruined fortress, it’s an intimate, fun festival with a great line-up.
If you follow the coast road to the east of St-Malo, you get to Cancale which is known for its oyster beds – this makes a great cycle ride. Having savoured fresh oysters on the beach, don’t miss the Pointe du Grouin for spectacular views over the Mont-Saint-Michel bay.
Ferry across the Rance
Saint-Malo lies at the mouth of the river Rance and the Rance valley is dotted with charming villages and riverside walking. Opposite St-Malo is the chic resort of Dinard where well-heeled Brits built grand villas at the turn of the 20th century. The most fun way to arrive is by boat across from St-Malo!
A breath of sea air
A short hop across to Saint Malo is the ideal way to grab a couple of days’ respite. Breathe in the fresh sea air, maybe have a go a watersport on St-Malo’s glorious long sandy beach or walk barefoot to one of the town’s tidal islands…