Intra-Muros

St Malo
Brittany
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

The medieval heart of the city, Intra Muros means 'within the walls' and is the ancient walled town of St Malo. Go for a walk along the 2km of magnificent ramparts that stand 12 feet tall. They afford spectacular views across both the town and harbour, and the islands of Grand Be and Petit Be just out at sea.

Within the confines of the walled town itself, wander through the narrow cobbled streets and discover boutiques, street side cafés and restaurants, art galleries, crafts shops and many more traditional and unusual shops where you are sure to pick up a great souvenir.

Nearby attractions

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.

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.