FERRY & HOTEL
The Originals Hotel des Marins, St Malo
France > Brittany > ST MALO
A short walk from the ferry terminal (900m) the Hotel des Marins is well located close to the cathedral in the centre of the charming old town of St Malo. The newly refurbished contemporary bedrooms are sound proofed for comfort and all have complimentary tea and coffee making facilities plus a safe, and a good continental buffet breakfast with local specialities is served each morning. Additionally there is a bar lounge and friendly staff are on hand should you need them. With its long maritime tradition and historic attractions, St Malo is one of France's great tourist centres and ideal for a break at any time of the year. Particularly popular is Intra Muros (within the walls) where strolling through the maze of cobbled streets with their tall granite buildings, lively bars, restaurants, and stylish boutiques feels like stepping back in time. You can take a bracing walk around the ancient ramparts admiring the fabulous views or take a ride on the little road train and discover places you might have otherwise missed. For a day at the seaside you need venture no further as the local beaches are superb and opposite the old town there are 2 or 3 little offshore islands and forts that can be reached on foot at low tide, one of which is Grand Be where the writer Chateaubriand is buried. Even if you don't want to spend the day relaxing on the beach there are still plenty of things to see and do for all the family including the grand aquarium, the thalassotherapy centre (seawater spa therapy), the casino, the Fort National, Le Monde du Coquillage (a great little shell museum and shop) - the list is endless. One thing is for sure though, once you've visited St Malo it's almost certain that you'll want to return.