Saint-Malo and its surroundings

Saint-Malo

The Fort National

The Fort national was built following the instructions of the architect Vauban and because it was Louis the Fourteenth demand, to protect Saint-Malo harbor. You can visit this building, only accessible at low tide or enjoy the outstanding view on Saint-Malo.

For more information : www.fortnational.com

The Grand Bé

This rockey mound is 400 meters away from the old city and is only accessible at low tide. It was the first town of Saint-Malo and is now the place where Chateaubriand is buried. That's even why it's called the "Grand Bé Islet", because "Bey" means "tomb" in Celtic.

The Remparts

The Corsair city is surrounded with remparts that are 1754 meters long. Unlike the biggest part of the town, the remparts haven't been destroyed during World War II. They protect 24 hectares of the city and it's possible to take a walk on foot on the rempart.

The castle of Saint-Malo

The castle of Saint-Malo has been built between the XVth and XVIIIth century. It's located at the entrance of the old town. There is a museum about the history of the city inside.

The big tides

Saint-Malo's bay is the place where the biggest tides of Europe take place. The tidal range (difference between the low tide and the high tide is around 12 meters). The biggest tides of the year are in Automn and Spring.

However, this natural phenomenon, which offers an amazing show, also takes place everyday. Indeed, the sea needs 6 hours to go up, stays stable during around 20 minutes and starts to go down again.

www.grandes-marées.com


For more information : www.saint-malo-tourisme.com

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