Saint-Malo tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: We were pleased to discover that Saint-Malo, often considered a ferry port, is also an exceptional town to explore

Saint-Malo is situated in the Ille-et-Vilaine department and Brittany region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Saint-Malo. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Malo travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Saint-Malo include "ville fleurie 4*".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Malo in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Dinard Pointe du Moulinet at 2 km and Dinard Pointe de la Malouine at 3 km.

Saint-Malo, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

at 1 km (direction east)

The Emerald Coast in northern Brittany is extremely popular with visitors and...

See Emerald Coast guide
Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

at 2 km (direction west-south-west)

The Pointe du Moulinet in Dinard is visited for the imposing neo-gothic...

See Dinard Pointe du Moulinet guide
Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

at 3 km (direction west-south-west)

The Pointe de la Malouine in Dinard is a promontory west of...

See Dinard Pointe de la Malouine guide


at 4 km (direction west-south-west)

Dinard, estblished as a fashionable resort in the 19th century, is still...

See Dinard guide
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Seaside resort at 7 km (direction west)

Saint-Lunaire is a small resort, established west of Dinard in the 19th...

See Saint-Lunaire guide


Seaside resort at 9 km (direction west-south-west)

The resort of Saint-Briac-sur-Mer is an attractive destination with lovely views, several...

See Saint-Briac-sur-Mer guide


Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

Saint Suliac is a beautiful village on the estuary of the River...

See Saint-Suliac guide


Seaside resort at 14 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer is a small town on a peninsula in Brittany that is...

See Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer guide


at 15 km (direction east)

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters, fresh...

See Cancale guide


Seaside resort at 17 km (direction west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Saint-cast-le-Guildo is a small seaside resort with a sandy beach and easy...

See Saint-Cast-le-Guildo guide


at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill top on which...

See Mont-Dol guide


at 21 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Quiet when compared with the coast towns in Brittany, Plancoet and the...

See Plancoet guide
Dinan Rue du Jerzual

Dinan Rue du Jerzual

at 22 km (direction south), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The Rue du Jerzual and the port are two of the most...

See Dinan Rue du Jerzual guide
Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Dinan church of Saint-Malo

Church at 22 km (direction south), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The Church of Saint-Malo in Dinan is a large 15th century church...

See Dinan church of Saint-Malo guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Malo

Market days in Saint-Malo: weekly market: Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday;

  • Saint-Malo: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (0km)
  • Dinard: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (3km)
  • Saint-Lunaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (6km)
  • Lancieux: market Tuesday & Tuesday (10km)
  • Cancale: market Sunday (13km)
  • Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer: market Friday (14km)
  • Saint-Cast-le-Guildo: market Monday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Matignon: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Plancoet: market Saturday (21km)
  • Dinan: market Thursday (22km)

More information about Saint-Malo, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Saint-Malo, France

What to do at Saint-Malo? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Malo.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Montmarin (8km)
  • Jardins du château de la Bourbansais (30km)
  • Parc du château de Caradeuc (40km)
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (42km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (45km)
  • Argences (59km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Embouchure - Rance (2km)
  • Rance (fleuve) (2km)
  • Pointe de la Varde (4km)
  • Cézembre (5km)
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret (6km)
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (6km)
  • Île Besnard (7km)
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (10km)
  • Île du Guesclin (11km)
  • Baie de Lancieux, baie de l'Arguenon, archipel de Saint-Malo et Dinard (11km)
  • Estuaire de la Rance (11km)
  • Îlot de la Colombière (14km)
  • Pointe du Grouin (15km)
  • Île des Rimains (15km)
  • Île des Landes (15km)
  • Cap Frehel (22km)
  • Chausey (28km)
  • Le Grand-Pourier (34km)
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (38km)
  • Couesnon (38km)
  • Îlot du Verdelet (40km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (41km)
  • Étangs du canal d'Ille-et-Rance (44km)
  • Source - Rance (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Juvat (33km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Malo is in the north-west of France at 65 kilometres from Rennes, the department capital (general information: Saint-Malo is 321 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Malo

Canton: Saint-Malo

Arrondissement: Saint-Malo

Department: Ille-et-Vilaine

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 35400

Distance to Saint-Malo

from Rennes (prefecture): 65 km

from Paris: 321 km

from Calais: 378 km

from Nice: 901 km

from Bordeaux: 438 km

from Strasbourg: 718 km

Getting here

Most visitors Most UK visitors arrive by car with the cross-channel ferry port at Saint Malo keeping driving time to a minimum. For driving distances to Saint-Malo from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Dinard, Emerald Coast, La Richardais and Saint-Jouan-Des-Guerets.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Malo


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