Holidays in Saint-Malo are also perfect for families with children. Even if the sea takes up most of their time, the city has thought of a programme of family entertainment that allows them to find shows and occupations for the little ones in the middle of summer.
Summer at the seaside is often synonymous with swimming, sand dunes and water activities for children. However, it is often necessary to find other activities for them. Ideally, we can find some activities to do together as a family. The City of Saint-Malo's family activity programme is designed for this, and it allows you to share many activities throughout the summer.
So, on August 2nd in the city of Alet, you will find your childhood games but in XXL format: with a giant Master Mind, a giant ticking clock with Frisbee, or a life-size jungle speed, and a giant Hippoglouton! A lot of fun for the whole family! On August 18th, on the Saint-Vincent esplanade and in the Douves gardens, you can attend Respire, a tightrope walk proposed by the company "Les filles du renard Pâle". A moment of magic and escape to be enjoyed by all ages.
Still at the same place but on August 9th, you are invited to play at being a sailor a few months before the start of the Route du Rhum, and to attempt a boarding! Come and climb into a mature sailboat, study the weather phenomena and nautical charts. Numerous games and creative workshops allow you to immerse yourself in the heart of the Transatlantic race and in the evening a great tightrope walker show and a fashion show at the foot of the ramparts await you!
The city of Saint-Malo has the particularity of offering a perfect balance for your family holidays! The sea is there with its bathing, entertainment, walks and many accessible sports, but there is also a huge historical heritage to discover, rich cultural activities with many shows, an amazing gastronomy and streets where it is good to shop. In addition, as we have seen above, family activities are not neglected and allow you to enjoy family moments while having fun or being entertained.
So, if you are tempted by such a rich and full holiday, don't hesitate to book in our intramural hotel in Saint Malo. It is elegant, comfortable, ideally located and offers families a perfect place to stay for all types of holidays. With pleasant rooms and impeccable service, our hotel is an ideal place to spend a relaxing family holiday in the beautiful Brittany sunshine!
For summer holidays, the region of Brittany is becoming increasingly popular with the public! It has many qualities and its coastline remains very popular for holidays with families, friends, sports or culture! A hotel by the sea in Saint-Malo could enhance your stay...
Brittany is above all the sea, with a unique coastline, endless beaches and the pleasures of swimming, boating and fishing. But if many tourists spend their holidays in Brittany, it is also because the region is the setting for a culture very rich in heritage, history and towns of character.
If we add to this a strong identity which is attractive because it reveals endearing traditions, a very wide and tasty gastronomy, unique and green countryside, then we see that this region has many assets which explain its popular success in summer.
Moreover, it is rarely overcrowded with tourists and everyone finds space and fresh air, without traffic jams on the roads and crowds on the beaches!
Brittany is fortunate to have many towns on the coast which offer a wide range of tourist attractions. This is the case of Saint-Malo, but also of many towns on a human scale scattered along the coast. They all have quality facilities, starting with a range of charming hotels.
Our hotel in Brittany is thus one of the best values that the city of Saint Malo has to offer to lovers of seaside holidays in a city of character and history. Moreover, Saint Malo, like many places, has a cultural offer in the summer which is practically unsurpassable: music festivals, folk festivals, maritime gatherings, cultural events of all kinds are on the programme during the summer months and every tourist will find shows to his taste to entertain himself during his holidays!
Finally, the weather is often much more clement than the legend would have us believe: the clouds move away quickly on the Breton coast, often giving way to beautiful days without excessive heat, to everyone's delight!
Are you spending your next holiday in Saint-Malo? If you like seafood, here are three must-visit restaurants that will satisfy your every desire!
In Saint-Malo, every opportunity is good to enjoy delicious lobsters, oysters and fish! Just a stone's throw from our hotel by the sea in Saint-MaloThere is no shortage of restaurants offering seafood platters. But what are the real, good addresses to visit to turn your gourmet escapade into a delicious stay?
When visiting Saint-Malo, it would be a shame not to try some seafood, eat freshly caught fish or even enjoy a lobster.
But not all the addresses in the corsair city will suit the fine connoisseurs that you are. To make your search easier, we have compiled a list of the three best restaurants for seafood in Saint-Malo. Thanks to whom?
Situated along the Quai Duguay-Trouin, La Cabane is only 200 metres from the Intra-Muros, a few steps from the large Sillon beach.
Inside, smiling waiters and a warm decor await you.
If the panelled walls and the paintings that pay tribute to the fisherman's trade will certainly have already won you over, the coup de grâce will come when the mythical buffet is opened: you will then be able to taste oysters, shrimps, crabs, mullets and periwinkles... as much as you like!
Price: around €30 to enjoy the buffet.
Located at 12, Place Chateaubriand, the restaurant Le 5 is a culinary establishment which distinguishes itself by its menu mixing tradition and modernity.
Its chef does not hesitate to play with colours and flavours to sublimate crabs, scallops and Turbot.
Combinations with the most atypical condiments and spices propel Breton culinary specialities into a new dimension where they rub shoulders with influences from other French regions and far beyond, as far as Asia.
Price: 24 € for a choice of starter/main course or main course/dessert.
Slightly opposite the Cité d'Alet, La Corderie offers a well-deserved gastronomic break during a walk along the mouth of the Rance.
La Corderie is a paradise for seafood platters, topped with a delicious mayon-naise. The cuisine is refined, yet sincere and spontaneous. In addition, La Corderie has a superb panoramic terrace with a view of the sea, which is a small but important plus.
Price: 22 € for the lunch menu.
What to do in Saint-Malo when you have children with you? Here are five ideas for family outings throughout the year (or almost) in Saint-Malo!
You have the chance to stay in our hotel with sea view in Saint-Malo for a weekend or during the holidays? If you take the whole family with you, the corsair city has something to offer both young and old!
Visit the fortifications, take a trip aboard a privateer frigate or simply stroll along the beaches of Saint Malo, you won't be bored here!
When the weather is good, young and old alike can visit the ramparts of Saint-Malo in the most original way possible: by double kayaking (one parent and one child in each boat)!
All you need to do is wear suitable shoes, a cap and sun cream in summer, and in the company of a water guide, you can tour the ramparts of Saint-Malo for two and a half hours! To do this, contact the sea kayaking club "Les Corsaires Malouins".
When you sail through the port of Saint-Malo, you are bound to come face to face with the Étoile du Roy. It is a boat that is an exact copy ofa privateer frigate built in 1745!
At forty-seven metres long, the Étoile du Roy will impress you with its three masts, twenty cannons and three hundred and ten tons! And the best part is that you can visit this pirate ship!
No time to visit the inner city on foot? Don't worry! The little train of Saint-Malo will meet the expectations of the whole family!
In thirty minutes, it goes around the streets and allows you to have a look under the ramparts of the city of Saint-Malo. In addition, you will learn a lot about the famous sailors who came from Saint-Malo, notably Jacques Cartier and Surcouf!
One outing that will delight all members of the family in Saint-Malo is the Grand Aquarium! In two hours, you can discover 600 different underwater species through eight unique environments.
The highlight of the show? The Ring of the Seas, an aquarium with a 360 degree panoramic view where you can admire sharks and giant turtles!
Finally, from March to November, it is possible to meet bottlenose dolphins in Port-Mer. The "AL LARK" association offers you the opportunity to embark for half a day and head for the bay. Some of the three hundred dolphins that make the trip will greet you there! But be careful, remember to book!
What are the must-try dishes in Saint-Malo? Saint-Malo is not only a corsair city, it is also a lot of culinary surprises! Here are some of them! What would a stay in Saint-Malo be without a stop in a crêperie? What would a stroll along the ramparts of the Intra-Muros be without a gourmet break based on kouign-amann?
What would a holiday in the corsair city be without a tasting of Val de Rance cider? The team of our hotel in Saint-Malo team has put together a list of the greatest local culinary specialities for you! Something to satisfy your thirst for novelty and curiosity!
While strolling through the charming streets of the corsair town, you cannot miss the opportunity to have a well-deserved snack in a crêperie.
In Saint-Malo, there are plenty of them! Whether you prefer a buckwheat pancake, a sweet gourmet crêpe or a pastry waffle, in Saint-Malo, no one will judge you for your excess calories!
All that matters to us is that your taste buds are filled with happiness!
Originally from Douarnenez, in Brittany, the kouign-amann is a local speciality as the town of Saint-Malo has appropriated it over the years.
More than 150 years old, this bakery pastry is a kind of sweet bread with butter and sugar. Many speciality shops sell them in Saint-Malo. So don't hesitate to take a break and try it!
Only 12 minutes from Saint-Malo by car, the oysters of Cancale take you on a slightly iodized gustatory journey.
As you know, seafood has pride of place on every table in Saint Malo. But in Cancale more than anywhere else, it is the oysters that are in the spotlight. Intense and authentic, you won't believe their flavour once you taste them!
Finally, if you're looking for artisanal products made almost before your eyes, head for Comptoirs de Saint-Malo!
Prepared on the spot the same day, the products of the Comptoirs de Saint-Malo will amaze you: salted butter caramel on its spread, confectionery of all kinds, jams and Chutneys, Breton biscuits, you are spoilt for choice!
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