Saint-Malo – Tips


Getting There

By Car
By Train
CalaisA28 (direction Le Havre)5 hoursvia Paris
3:30 hours
ParisA11/E50 to Le Mans, A81/E50 to Rennes, then the smaller D1374 hoursTGV direct
3 hours
DieppeN27 to A151 to A29 to A13 to A843:40 hoursvia Rouen and Paris
6 hours
Le HavreA13 to A843 hoursvia Paris:
6 hours
CherbourgA13 to A86 to A62:30 hours via Lison and dol de Bretagne
4 hours
Marseillesvia Le Mans: A7, A47, A72, A71,
A85, A28, N176
10 hoursvia Rennes TGV
7:40 hours

Ferry: from the UK: Daily ferries from Portsmouth, Jersey, Guernsey, Weymouth and Poole.

Air: The airport, close to Dinard, is shared with Saint-Malo and offers international flights, particularly those of Ryanair. Other international destinations will require changing in London.

Click here to access the airport’s website.

Bus: There are several long distance bus operators going to this city from different cities in France (and Europe). Click on one of the links below to see which departure city is covered.

Flixbus Logo Flixbus
Ouibus logo Ouibus


One of the many restaurants in and around St. Malo
One of the many restaurants in and around St. Malo

More than you can handle. Every corner, every part of St. Malo will have restaurants (there are some 300 in the city itself), ranging from excellent to reasonable. You can eat anything there, from traditional French cuisine to English Fish & Chips. Fish is an obvious choice.

There are 2 Michelin starred restaurants inside the city.

Click here to read one of our review of a restaurant with a great view.


Saint-Malo is popular (and expensive), so it has a good selection of accommodations, ranging from high-class to moderately expensive.

Things To See/Things To Do

  • Walk the very long beach or promenade
  • Walk the walls of St. Malo (one hour without stopping)
  • Discover the inside of the walled city
  • Time permitting, do a side trip to Jersey by the ferry. It is possible to do a round trip in one day.
    Ferry from St. Malo to Jersey

  • Visit the St. Vincent Cathedral steeped in history.
    Saint-Vincent-de-Saragosse de Saint-Malo cathedral of St. Malo

  • When the tide is out, visit the two forts.
  • For those interested in spas, there is an excellent Grand Hotel des Thermes, a hotel with a big spa attached to it.

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