Saint Malo is a lovely coastal town in northwest France. It is situated on the region of Brittany and features an oceanic temperate climate. Summers in Saint Malo are warm and sunny while winters are cool and cloudy. Most tourists book discount hotels in Saint Malo between June and September, which is the perfect time to hit the beach. Make your hotel reservations online to get the best deals and enjoy huge discount on hotels.
During the Middle Ages, Saint Malo used to be a fortified island located on the aperture of Rance River. The history of modern Saint Malo began in the 6th century when Saints Brendan and Aaron discovered a monastic settlement in the area. The name of the town was derived from Saint Malou or Maclou, who was Saint Brendan's follower.
Events, Landmarks, Activities:
Summers in this beautiful town was made more fun because of the St. Malo Summer Festival. This popular event attracts thousands of visitors annually and features an array of activities including parades, bingo, soapbox races, slo-pitch and family baseball tournaments. The most-visited area in Saint Malo is the La Ville Intra-Muros (walled city), which was remarkably reconstructed after World War II. Other must-see attractions include the Saint Malo Cathedral, the Chateau, Privateer's House, Solidor Tower and the Petit Be.
The walled city is best seen on foot, but another option is by riding the tourist train which is quite expensive. To reach other destinations, you can ride the bus and the main stations can be found near the Saint Malo Cathedral.