The beautiful city of Saint Malo in Brittany was built on a rock standing in a naturally defensive position at the mouth of the river Rance.
St Malo has a population of around 46,097 and has some of the best sandy beaches on the Emerald Coast.
In the 16th century St Malo’s importance as a seaport began to develop. For many ships leaving or entering the channel it was a convenient port of call for taking or dropping off merchandise and supplies.
You may think you have stepped back in time walking through the cobbled streets of St Malo’s old town. Opposite the old town are 2 little islands which can be reached at low tide. On one is the tomb of the writer and politician Chateaubriand who was born in 1768 in St Malo and on the other is the Vauban built Fort National.
Dominating the skyline are the beautiful Gothic and Romanesque Cathedrale de St Malo. Intra-Muros, the Ancient walled town forming the heart of St Malo. If you walk along the ramparts you can see the spectacular views of the town and harbour.