Château and Musée de St Malo

St Malo
Brittany
Attractions and places of interest
Museums

The city's impressive medieval castle, the Château de St Malo, was once owned by the Dukes of Brittany. Today, it houses the town museum in its great keep. Tracing the history of the city since its founding, the museum holds excellent exhibits about the legacy of the corsairs, Surcouf and Duguay-Trouin, and the occupation during the Second World War. There are also many model ships and paintings.

Once you reach the top of the château you'll enjoy some great views from the look-out tower.

Nearby attractions

The medieval heart of the city, Intra Muros means 'within the walls' and is the ancient walled town of St Malo.

If you want to explore the history of St Malo without all the walking, take the Vagabond, a small train that travels through the streets of Intra-Muros on a 30 minute tour.

St Malo cathedral has undergone several renovations and repairs over the centuries, particularly after it was bombed during the Second World War.

This small sandy beach is sheltered by the magnificent ramparts of St Malo, and at low tide you can walk from here to the Fort National. Supervised by a lifeguard, the beach is great for swimming and family fun.

Places to visit nearby

The beautiful city of St Malo in Brittany curves out to sea on a stunning natural harbour that has created some of the best sandy beaches on the Emerald Coast.

Dinard in Brittany is a fashionable seaside resort that first came to popularity during the Belle Epoque of the 19th century.

Dinan in Brittany is a charming riverside town, full of medieval history, with a 13th century castle and ramparts that encircle this well-preserved sanctuary where time has stood still.

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