DISCOVER SAINT MALO
What to do in Saint-Malo? Some ideas to discover the corsair city.
Once you have passed the gate, you are on the GR34.
> TO INTRAMUROS
For those who love trails and the great outdoors, it will take you 1h15 on the GR34 to reach Intramuros.
You will go along the coast, the small port of Solidor, around the city of Aleth and through the port of Bas Sablons. The best option to discover the western part of the city of Saint Malo!
> LE SILLON/LA GRANDE PLAGE
The Sillon – Courtoisville district is the seaside district of Saint-Malo along the great beach of the Sillon (heritage of the period of the great seaside towns of the 19th century). You will walk along the large beach and admire the sublime villas for which this area is famous.
> THE POINTE DE LA VARDE
A rocky point located in the Rothéneuf district of Saint-Malo, the Pointe de la Varde is a protected natural site culminating at 32 m above the sea and offering an unobstructed view of the bay of Saint-Malo.
Our chosen beaches :
> Our favourite is the “Plage des Fours à Chaux”… it is located 2 minutes from the villa. It is a small authentic beach at the foot of the cliff near the Parc des Corbières in Saint-Servan.
> At the foot of the Parc des Corbières in the Saint-Servan district, the small Corbières beach offers a pleasant and relaxing setting. It can be reached on foot by the GR34 from the Villa.
> The Plage de Bon Secours is accessible via the ramparts and the fortified town. This sandy beach is very popular, particularly thanks to its seawater swimming pool equipped with a diving board and its sailing school.
> The Plage du Minihic lies to the west of the Pointe de Rochebonne, between Paramé and Rothéneuf. Its location below a small cliff offers the beach a slightly wilder and more plant-based setting. It’s a great place to relax and take a walk.
And many more….
> LA DEMEURE DE CORSAIRE
Private mansion built for François Auguste Magon de la Lande in 1725, privateer of Louis XV and director of the Compagnie des Indes and shipowner.
A part of the building is open to the public, during which a guide will tell you about its activity, with its specificities: the cellars, a hidden staircase etc…
> THE MALOUINIERE OF THE VILLA BAGUE
A shipowner’s residence, built in 1710 by Garangeau, architect to Vauban, for the Eon de la Villebague family.
Chapel and dovecote from the 17th century, pond from the 18th century, park of 4 hectares enclosed by walls.
Visit the interiors of the malouinière, collection of privateers’ weapons and period furniture, art of the table.
> THE BRIANTAIS PARK
Reorganised in the 19th century by the Bülher brothers, this magnificent 27-hectare park offers breathtaking views over the Rance estuary, the Tour Solidor and the Bay of Saint-Malo. You will discover an extremely varied herbaceous flora, a rich forest fauna and numerous bird species.
Restaurants - Bars
So many good addresses so close to us, just a small selection:
5 MN WALK
> Bello Mio (italian)
> Le Saint Placide (*michelin)
> Tandem (wine bar)
> Café Mignon (tea lounge)
10 MN WALK
> Crêperie Solidor
> La Cale (fish)
> Bistrot Solidor (bistro)
> Le Cancalais (bar)
> Breizh Café (crêperie)
> Le Grain Noir (crêperie)
> Fidelis (traditional)
> Autour du beurre (traditional)
> Bistrot de Jean (traditional)
> Bergamote (tea lounge / crêperie)
> Bouche en Folie
> Le Bénétin
A few places where it is good to stroll:
DECO & HOUSE
> Madame Alfred (decoration)
> Fabrics (linen)
> La Maison Générale (decoration)
> Lifestore Esprit de Famille (decoration)
> Album de Famille (deco)
> Gâtelier (pastries)
> Maison Guella (biscuits made in Cancale)
> Les Epices de Roellinger