St. Malo

The history of this walled, maritime town goes back to the Celtic. Built with the same grey granite stone as Mont St. Michel, Saint Malo was originally a fortified island at the mouth of the Rance, controlling not only the estuary, but the open sea beyond.

From outside the walls, the dignified ensemble of the old bastion might seem austere and forbidding, but passing through into the streets within these ramparts transports you into a busy, lively and characterful town, full of shops, restaurants and bars. A stroll atop the fortifications opens up a view of the vast, clean beaches for which Saint Malo is justifiably famous.

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