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St Malo – Seaside Supreme & Delicious Cuisine
Discover St Malo - Brittany's Coastal Jewel
St Malo has always been a favourite of the Greatdays staff. A major tourist destination with many lovely buildings, as well as beach, perfect for an afternoon stroll. The walled town (or ‘intra-muros’) is truly spectacular and offers an intriguing insight into the history of seafaring in Brittany.Read more
Discover the history, culture and gastronomy of St Malo
Once arrived on your destination, take time to enjoy the many beautiful historical sights the city has to offer. This city has a long historical connection to explorers, traders and pirates and was the home of the navigator Jacques Cartier, who discovered Canada. Visit one of the town’s museums dedicated to its seafaring history and take a walk round the city’s walled ramparts before delving into the exquisite Breton cuisine. St Malo is known for its regional specialities crepes au blé noir (crepes made with black flour) and kir Breton (creme de cassis with cider), so why not enjoy these delicacies while walking the streets of the reconstructed city.
Mont St Michel – A UNESCO world heritage site
As one of France’s most recognisable and stunning landmarks, Mont St Michel remains a must see for anyone wanting to experience a ‘magical’ island residing a medieval monastery. Because of efforts to preserve the islands astonishing surrounds, the only gateway to the island is via ‘Passeurs’, ultra modern shuttle busses that take you directly to the mount. Once arrived, you can travel all the way to Benedictine Abbey and take in the dramatic and astonishing view of the French Coastline.
Discover all St Malo has to offer as a true Gem of Brittany.
Dates throughout 2021
Suggested itinerary by coach
Depart the UK
Travel to Portsmouth for the day sailing to St Malo. Upon arrival, enjoy some time at leisure in St. Malo.
The most visited place in Brittany, St Malo has a long history of explorers, traders and pirates and was the home of the navigator Jacques Cartier, who discovered Canada. Visit one of the town’s museums dedicated to its seafaring history and take a walk round the city’s walled ramparts before having lunch in one of the harbour-side seafood restaurants. Make sure you sample the regional specialities including crepes au blé noir (crepes made with black flour), kir Breton (creme de cassis with cider) and moules marinieres (mussels). If tides (and time) permit, you can visit the Grand Bé and Petit Bé islands, located just off the mainland. Grand Bé is the burial place of the French politician and writer, Chateaubriand.
Mont St Michel
Why not take an excursion to the dramatic Mont St. Michel, which rises out of the sea and is connected to the mainland by a causeway. One of France’s most recognisable landmarks, it is a UNESCO world heritage site. Explore the windy streets around the mount to the Benedictine Abbey at the top where you will be rewarded with dramatic views of the French coastline. Good walking shoes come highly advised! There is a new parking area for coaches and shuttle buses to take passengers to the Mont itself. Extra time is recommended to allow for transporting passengers between the areas. Optional visit to Dinan en-route back to St Malo. This beautiful town is packed with half timbered houses and little craft shops. Some of the medieval buildings date from the 13th century. A truly lovely place for a walk and the ramparts are not to be missed.
Return to the UK
Dependant on the dates and sailing schedules, there is an option of additional day in St Malo taking the overnight ferry back to UK, or a day sailing departing St Malo in the late morning, arriving in the UK early evening.
ibis Saint-Malo Plage ***
Across the road from Sillon Beach, this hotel is a 10-minute walk from guided tours of the 17th-century Fort National and 2 km from the Saint-Malo ferry terminal. Rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks. Some have sea views or bunk beds. There is a bar with outdoor seating. A breakfast buffet is available and parking is available for a small fee.
Escale Oceania Saint-Malo ***
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Escale Oceania Saint-Malo is located on the seafront, facing the Sillon Beach. The modern and exclusive hotel offers comfortable and spacious rooms, with some rooms offering a sea view. The facilities also include a sunny outdoor terrace, a garden and free Wi-Fi access in all rooms throughout the hotel.
Hotel Kyriad Saint Malo Centre Plage***
Overlooking the sandy Grande Plage du Sillon, this hotel is a 16-minute walk from the 17th-century Fort National and 5 km from Grand Aquarium Saint Malo. Rooms and suites offer complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making facilities, as well as minibars. Some have balconies, water views and/or sitting areas. Amenities include play areas, a gym and a sauna, plus a bar, a terrace and a billiards table. parking is available.
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|Dates||Hotel||Half Twin||Single Supplement|
|2020 dates||On request||Prices on request||Price on request|
|20th June 2021||Ibis St Malo||From £216.00 per person||From £145.00 per person|