Saint-Malo, the corsair city If you are reading these lines, this means that you are surely attracted to Saint-Malo, a coastal town in the region of Brittany in the north east region of France. The nearest major city is Rennes. Britons are are welcoming and generous. Those who come to Saint-Malo usually do so to breathe its rejuvenating sea (...)
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Saint-Malo, the corsair city
If you are reading these lines, this means that you are surely attracted to Saint-Malo, a coastal town in the region of Brittany in the north east region of France. The nearest major city is Rennes. Britons are are welcoming and generous. Those who come to Saint-Malo usually do so to breathe its rejuvenating sea air, discover its heritage and stroll along the coast. Its location and its harbour mean that Saint-Malo has a rich maritime history.
In the recent years, Saint-Malo has spared no efforts to preserve the environment, constantly ensuring the quality of its beaches and bathing waters. All this makes Saint-Malo an excellent destination for water based activities.
Go to the Quai Duguau Trouin to see the Etoile du Roy, a replica of a pirate ship built in 1745. With its 47 metres, this 3 mast-ship of 310 tons could accommodate a crew of 240 persons and was armed with 20 guns. A real floating museum! You can take one of the many guided tours offered by the Tourist Office of Saint-Malo to discover the ramparts, the history of this corsair city, the birthplace of Mahe de Labourdonnais (Governor of Mauritius, back in the colonial days), the birthplace of the famous corsair, Robert Surcouf and many more landmarks.
Le Craquelin de Saint-Malo is heir to an ancient tradition. It is a hollow bun, whose lightness and crispness followed by an immediate melting effect makes it a unique product. It is best eaten when spread with butter, jam or cheese. You can eat it as a biscuit for lunch or breakfast. Visit Les Brassins de Saint- Malo, a local brewery located in the heart of the city, where you can taste the first beer made in Saint-Malo.
Saint-Malo is mostly a destination where one can buy local products. So while you are there have a blast buying and tasting Caramel au beurre sale, the Patate de Saint-Malo and the Galettes de sarrasin.
Saint-Malo Tourist Office
Esplanade Saint-Vincent, 35400 Saint-Malo
Tel: +33 (0)8 25 13 52 00
The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.
Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Saint-Malo can be found.
Saint-Malo railway station(s)
Saint-Malo Train Station
Address: Place de la Nouvelle Gare 35400 Saint MaloOpening hours: Monday to Saturday: 8am to 6:30pm
Public holidays: Closed Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV, Eurostar), Regional trains (TER)
SNCF rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons, Lost and found.
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- "My opinion" Alan c. 05/11/2015
Smooth and pleasant trip
- " Paris here I come !!!" Rowland n. 24/10/2015
I am glad that I didn,t have to change at Rennes as there were hundreds of people eager to board the TGV there.My seat was at the end of the car so access to a toilet was easy and not far from the cafe/bar. The TGV,s started precisely at the minute on the timetable and arrived within seconds of the appointed time.I was very impressed. Thankyou Rail Europe. Rowland.
- "Rowland,s wanderings." Rowland n. 24/10/2015
When I arrived at St. Malo I discovered that I was in time to take a TGV direct from St. Malo to Paris.I went to the ticket office and changed my ticket accordingly and was refunded 2 euros !!!! I got a window seat as well.
- "fine" . 05/10/2015
very nice train
- "Comfortable regional train" Maryjane Kathlyn a. 22/08/2015
No issue during trip. Very good facilities as well for a regional train (compared to other EU regional train)
- "Very comfy TGV train trip" Maryjane Kathlyn a. 22/08/2015
Overall, good trip with no issue. Very convenient TGV train.
- "excellent journey" Judith d. 13/08/2015
Despite am unavoidable delay, I was delivered to Paris safely and in comfort as a lone female traveller this was a very good experience. Easy to book from thw channel islands and will definitely use again
- "Ok " Jennifer l. 09/07/2015
Glad we had allocated seats .. had to ask someone to move out of our seat.
- "Ok" Jennifer l. 09/07/2015
- "Renne to St Malo" Andrew w. 21/05/2015
Great train ride, train seemed relatively new and extremely clean. Was a wonderful and smooth ride.
- "Montparnasse to Rennes" Andrew w. 21/05/2015
The trip itself was very smooth and extremely comfortable. The only issue was that since I had taken the train in from Munich to Paris, I was unaware that the next train would be departing from another train station across town. My inability to speak French (totally my fault) meant that getting help from any of the station information points was also quite a futile endeavour. Luckily a staffer was finally able to explain what I had to do and I jumped in a cab to get to Montparnasse.
- "St Male to Paris Train Ride" Elizabeth j. 27/04/2015
We rode 1st class for 4 hours on the train from St Malo to Paris. Everything was great except for the leg space on the train. The seat angle mixed with our short legs made it rather uncomfortable after a couple of hours. Otherwise it was great and I will do it again.
- "First TGV trip " Jeffrey c. 04/10/2014
This trip was super comfortable, we thoroughly enjoyed the TGV experience.
- "Trip was "almost" too short" Walter b. 29/09/2014
Comfortable, quiet, smooth, fast. What's not to like? I would have been happy on this train for 2-3 times as long. Plus, the staff at the ticketing / information desk was patient and helpful as I asked my questions in "mostly understandable if not not quite fluent" French. (I saw that was their typical behavior as other non-native French speakers needed assistance.) Kudos and thanks! I should note that we had seats in a 1st class car. It would have been helpful to have a sign to tell where this car was (as in about a quarter of a mile down the track away from the ticketing office). We just kept walking and walking....It was okay, but in Rennes, there are signs telling passengers where to wait for their car. Very helpful. All in all, we had an excellent experience. TX!
- "Train to Lausanne " Rodolfo b. 17/09/2014
Fast trip because the two cities are near each other. We moved to Lausanne because we had to take another train very early next morning. If not we would stay at Montreux.