Vagabond train

St Malo
Brittany
Attractions and places of interest
Trips and Tours

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.

Boarding by the tourist office opposite Port Saint-Vincent, you'll learn much from the audio commentary. Find out all about the bay of St Malo and the corsairs and the French East India Company that were based here in the 16th and 17th centuries. The commentary also covers the history of the catheral, the rebuilding of the town after the Second World War and why the inhabitants of St Malo itself consider themselves unique as Malouins - distinct even from Bretons!

 

Nearby attractions

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

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.

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

Known in English as the Privateer's House, the Demeure de Corsaire was the magnificent residence of François-Auguste Magon, a director of the French East India Company.

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.