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 (...)
|From Paris||02:57||€ 30|
|From Paris Cdg Airport||03:46||€ 69|
|From Lille||05:29||€ 104|
|From Rennes||00:40||€ 11|
|From Le Mans||02:04||€ 25|
|From Dol||00:13||€ 9|
Getting around From Saint-Malo, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.
|To Dol||00:18||€ 9|
|To Pontorson||02:34||€ 9|
|To Rennes||03:17||€ 11|
|To Le Mans||04:34||€ 25|
|To Paris||05:48||€ 25|
|To Paris Cdg Airport||06:21||€ 42|
|To Lille||08:01||€ 66|
Saint-Malo city guide
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 convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Saint-Malo.
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.
Interactive Rail Map
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- "Inconvenient" Suellen r. 27/10/2013
This train was stopped at a station before it reached St Malo due to a problem with the track ahead. We were kept sitting in the train for some time - at least half an hour - before suddenly everyone started getting off. We do not speak French and struggled to understand what was going on. We collected our luggage and followed other passengers to the Bus Station where we again waited some time - at least 20 minutes - before buses came to transport us the rest of the journey to St Malo. We had to ask staff to explain what was happening in English as there was little consideration for passengers who did not speak French. Water was handed to passengers as they embarked on the buses. We were especially disappointed as we only had a little more than 24 hours to spend in St Malo and lost at least 1 1/2 hours of that time because of the additional travel time caused by the delay. We were handed forms to fill in to receive compensation for the inconvenience caused but have yet to establish if we will have part of the cost of the fare reimbursed. We appreciated the fact this was offered.
- "An enjoyable trip" Erica a. 08/10/2013
I enjoyed my trip on the TGV from Montparnasse to St Malo because I was able to relax, read my book and eat lunch, so there was no stress involved. The only thing I did have a bit of difficulty with was the ticket printer at the railway station in Montparnasse. I followed all the steps but the machine only printed my return ticket, not the ticket I needed that day! Luckily, however, the ticketing clerk in the office was able to find my booking and print my ticket for me, so all turned out well.
- "Efficient" Gregory b. 07/10/2013
Efficient and punctual. No complaints
- "Comfortable" Yu Hsien c. 26/09/2013
Soon and comfortable.
- "Arrive refreshed" Sandy b. 07/08/2013
Comfortable, fast and relaxing trip to St Malo.
- "First time" Lee-ann o. 18/07/2013
I traveled on the TGV to St Malo. It was a good experience, I just found it a little bit pricey for the condition of the train. The seats were in need of a repair and looked tacky compared to the train that I got onto, so I think that they can work on the interior.
- "Unreasonable reservation fee" Hoi Wah c. 28/06/2013
With the France Rail Pass, I can't believe I have to spend another HKD 400 for 2-seats reservation. The reservation fee policy actually limited my choice of train for France Rail Pass - if I took all the travel on TGV, the total cost for Rail Pass reservation is even higher than buying individual tickets. Please could you consider a bit from customer perspective.
- "Very satisfactory" Elizabeth r. 27/05/2013
No complaints. Train left on time and arrived on time
- "St Malo trip" Christopher s. 01/11/2012
The train ride was good, however, it is confusing about punching your ticket first before boarding, it would be good to have a sign informing passengers in all languages.