Enjoy a weekend in Saint-Malo to explore the historic city with its walls and fortifications. As large as the as the Jardin des Tuileries, the citadel, a designated monument, was the cradle of of a number privateers and served as the home port of a number of major expeditions. Continue your visit at the Asfeld hotel, the residence of an 18th-century ship-owning family. After a day of discovery, nothing like an evening at your Kyriad restaurant to sample the gourmet cuisine of Brittany. The next day, stroll along the beaches and harbor of the seaside resort facing the Grand Bé Island, where Chateaubriand, native of the city, is buried.
If you have a week to enjoy Saint-Malo, extend your visit to the city outside the citadel. Check out the Jacques Cartier Museum to retrace this 16th-century explorer’s journey, then walk along to the Malouinières, the gorgeous historic mansions located in the countryside. A recognized historical monument, Malouinière du Puits Sauvage is located just a few miles from Mont-Saint-Michel, the most visited French tourist site. Dreaming of exploring the coast of Brittany? Hop aboard a cruise and continue your stay at our3-star Kyriad hotels in Dinard
If you’re taking the whole family to Saint-Malo, children ages 6-11 can get special fun kit, available at the tourism office. The Little Privateer’s Notebook will bring kids and parents to a series of lively sights, including 300 sculpted granite rocks telling the story of a family of privateers. Dreaming of the seaside? Enjoy the beach as a family before visiting the Saint-Malo aquarium and its sharks. The Bourbansais Château and park is home to a zoo just waiting to be explored before sharing some the culinary specialties of Brittany at a restaurant.