Between land and sea… - CCI Saint
A seawater swimming pool
leads to the small island of
Between land and sea…
pages 4 to 7
Map of Intra-Muros
pages 8 to 9
Walking in Saint-Servan
For a peek into the past: the castle.
pages 11 to 12
Map of Saint-Servan
Walking in Paramé/Rothéneuf
Discover small sheltered beaches
around the ramparts.
Saint-Malo is the jewel in the Emerald Coast’s
crown. Often the sea is a deep emerald green
pages 15 to 16
shimmering around the stone walls
pages 17 to 23
that make the port one of the most picturesque
towns in Brittany.
This guide is edited by Quadrat and Bretagne Régie Médias, with the collaboration of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saint-Malo /
Fougères and the tourist office of Saint-Malo. Graphic design : QUADRAT (St-Malo). Photos : © Françoise & Patrick Gauthier - GAUTHIER MARINES (St-Malo),
Manuel Clauzier (St-Malo). Advertising sales : Bretagne Régie Médias (Dinan). Translation : Deborah HUART - DHE (Dinard)
Hotels and restaurants
in Place Chateaubriand.
…a city of discoveries…
Across the bay
stands Fort National
Garangeau in 1689
on foot at low tide.
By the 17 th century,
Firmly set up on the open sea,
the town was famous
the city had to protect itself
for its privateers. From Cartier
from its most famous enemies
to Surcouf, the city still
of the period : the English
carries the imprint of the famous
and the Dutch.
men who made its history.
The panoramic view from
Fortification of the walled city
the ramparts of the "Grand Bé"
began in the 12 th century.
and "Petit Bé" islets is spectacular.
The most imposing military
architecture dates from
Saint-Malo’s heart beats
the 17 th -18 th century,
to the rythm of the tides.
following the blueprints
The highest and the lowest tides
of the king’s engineer Vauban.
in Europe uncover the bay twice
a day. Saint Malo is a major working
It takes up to forty-five
freight and fishing port,
minutes to walk around
ferry terminal and resort.
the ramparts and get the real
flavour of Saint-Malo.
The unique cobbled streets
The historic "Hôtel de Ville"
Stones, rocks, sea :
a wild landscape.
The horizon seems
to go on forever.
…of history and legends…
Heavily bombed in 1944 and 80% destroyed,
Saint-Malo was lovingly restored
stone by stone.
With its seafaring spirit, the City is proud
Among the ships owners’
Despite this domination
mansions, the Tower Quic en
Saint-Malo founded a Republic
Groigne still reminds us of the
from 1590 to 1594 and expressed
domination of the Duchess Anne
its independence through
of Brittany, who told the people
the motto “Malouin first and
of Saint-Malo : “Complain as you
foremost, Breton perhaps, French
will, this is my command”.
only if there’s anything left”.
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Asfeld Mansion built in the 18 th century by one of the richest gentlemen
of Saint-Malo. A not to miss place for its arched cellars.
to welcome international sailing competitions,
such as “la Route du Rhum”,
“the Tall Ships Race” and cultural events
such as “Festival Etonnants Voyageurs”
and “Quai des Bulles.
In the castle tower
An invitation to go walking
From the sea or from the top of
the ramparts, the view also takes
in the two towns which merged with
the first town…
Lively, authentic and great for shopping, Saint-Servan offers the visitor many attractions.
Saint-Malo in 1967 : Saint-Servan
The walk begins in Rue Dauphine : the cobblestoned streets and old houses mostly date
from the 17th and 18th centuries… Number 6 was the address of the Union Hotel, with
its direct access to the beach (an innovation in 183O) and at number 31 stands a strange
In one hour or one and a half hours
at the most, on foot or by bicycle,
Rue des Bas-Sablons, Place Mgr Duchesne dominated by the imposing Manor Hotel,
discover the essence of these
Rue des Hauts-Sablons, where there was once just a narrow strip of sand!
Today, old houses and viewpoints overlook the promenade, bars and terraces with views of
Let’s head for the Rue d’Alet, then the Cité and its unique panorama !
Saint-Malo was surely born on this vast, rocky and very green promontory during the Bronze
age then though the ages of the Vikings and the Gallo-Romans, the first diocese, until the
Walks from Saint-Servan
to Paramé passing
years of German occupation which saw the construction of formidable military defences.
Taking the Corniche d’Alet, let’s follow
the cliff path GR 34 with its magnificent
views, notably of the port and Solidor Tower
(today the home of the International
Museum of Cape-Horners)…
Returning via the Rue des Bas-Sablons,
taking a short cut down the Rue Amiral Magon :
here we are in Bouvet Square where you
will find the theatre, the covered market
and the open-air market every Tuesday and
Friday. On the right the Rue Ville-Pépin,
on the left the Rue Clémenceau :
These splendid streets for window-shopping
also invite you to admire their architectural
heritage. You will discover
medallions of famous men,
the modest Saint-Louis
Chapel, ornate façades,
memorial plaques, carved doors and finely
wrought gates, stucco decoration
Saint-Servan will steal your heart !
Enjoyable to both live in and visit,
Paramé is the discreet centre in the privateer’s town.
Discover it by walking along the Sillon promenade,
It’s a well-known fact that the sea air stimulates the appetite
and sharpens the thirst ! Fortunately, Saint-Malo has plenty
of bars,cafés and restaurants to satisfy your taste buds.
formerly just a strip of sand connecting Saint-Malo
Land and sea, plus a pinch of travelling, and a few zests
Island and the rest of the town.
of imagination, these are the secret ingredients which inspire
Leave the National Fort port-side and take to the seas,
sophisticated cuisine and good food. Enjoy sparkling ciders
breathe in the iodine and the centuries gone-by.
and soft, golden buckwheat pancakes, seafood platters and
In the same place where the famous « Terre Neuve »
vegetables sprinkled with rare spices, fish and meat cooked
sailing boats waited for the Great Departure the kite
to perfection, Kouign-amman and other delicious cakes…
surfs wait for the wind before gliding and flying in
Enjoy the simple things in life and treat yourself to a slice of
front of the windows of the beautiful grand villas :
good bread spread with Bordier butter or salted butter caramel !
Ker Malo at number 1, Les Lutins, Ellerslie, La
Suédoise, the Grand Hôtel des Thermes…
After the Grande Plage, the Boulevard de Rochebonne
takes you past the picturesque Briantais Park and
the beautiful gates of L’Ormerie, home to the poet
We are now in the heart of this « village in the town »
which distinguishes Paramé from the rest of SaintMalo. Take time to browse in the open-air market
held around the town hall (former church) and in the
Stroll along the shopping
streets until you reach
the church…Take time to visit
the Parc des Chênes, further
along, and appreciate the
peace and quiet of its paths.
Gastronomy / Restaurants
Welcome to the Café / Restaurant EXTRA MUROS,
located just behind the ‘Bourse’ harbour station in Saint-Malo
benefits from an exceptional situation. Its bright, colourful
decor and its seafront location will enable you to make
the most of Saint-Malo and its walled town in the best
A celebration of the tastes and flavours of the land !
GARE MARITIME DE LA BOURSE |
02 99 567 654 | 06 88 56 72 83 | www.restaurantextramuros.fr
at every step !
Shopping, window-shopping, wandering around :
Saint-Malo has something to offer everybody. The
town caters for those who wish to discover new places
and things, those who are looking for relaxation and a
sense of well-being, those who just want to take some
Biscuiterie La Maison Guella
time out for themselves, those who are looking to buy
something useful or to make an impulse purchase,
from a small piece of jewellry to some marine-style
La Maison Guella has been perpetuating the family tradition
of artisan biscuit bakers and confectioners since 1920 in addition
to preserving the national culinary heritage. Thanks to its know-how,
our company has won many awards, with the famous « Chiquette »
of Saint-Malo and its delicious « Guenaots ». But Vincent Guella,
grandson of the founder, also creates the favourite Breton salted butter
caramels and delicious salted butter biscuits, made using family recipes.
Here the influence of the sea can be found not only
in the clothes shops but also in gift shops, art galleries,
bookshops, beauty salons and thalassotherapy centres.
The town also attracts fashion-lovers looking for chic
INTRA-MUROS | 8, rue Porcon de la Barbinais | 02 99 40 83 43 | Ouvert 7 jours / 7, de 10 h à 12 h 30 et de 14 h à 19 h
urbanwear. The young frequent the trendy boutiques
selling streetwear and the latest fashion trends…
Saint-Malo is ready for all your « Corsair » shopping !
Chocolatier and confectioner for 30 years, Denis Galland finds
his inspiration in traditional recipes : Fresh butter “Kouignamann”, biscuits made using renowned Bordier butter, pure
cocoa butter chocolates, chocolate “Patates de Saint-Malo”.
Discover our big selection of regional cakes, our mouthwatering confectionary as well as our wide variety of chocolates :
ganaches, pralines, marzipans… See you very soon !
Non-European union residents may
benefit from a VAT refund on purchases
made within most of the stores. Ask the
shopkeeper for more details.
Stores are generally open 7 days a week,
from 10:00 to 12:30 and 2:30 to 7:00.
INTRA-MUROS | 4 Rue Broussais | 02 99 40 93 53 | Ouvert 7j/7
Les Comptoirs de Saint-Malo
Les Comptoirs de Saint-Malo invite you to taste their famous
salted butter caramel (Caramalo) spread available in more than
21 flavours and their original home-made jams awarded two
medals at the 2013 Agriculture Fair. Discover our wide selection
of rare wines and spirits and over 150 characterful whiskies
LE SILLON | 22 avenue du Québec (near the Thermes Marins)
Open Tuesday to Saturday: 10am-12:30pm, 3pm-7:30pm
02 99 46 29 83 | www.comptoirs-saint-malo.com
150 years of footwear for ladies, men and children
More than 100 brands for all styles and all generations.
INTRA-MUROS | 2, place de la Croix du Fief | 02 99 20 63 60
Online sales at www.bessec-chaussures.com
Boutique Benic Store founded in 1925.
Specialists in Breton marine-style, Irish, English,
Peruvian and Italian clothing for men and women.
SAINT JAMES, TERRE & MER,
DALMARD MARINE, GLOVERALL…
The hat specialist: from traditional wear to special occasions,
designed for you by French milliners :
we’ve got the hat for you !
INTRA-MUROS | 16, rue de Dinan | 02 99 40 98 60
Le comptoir de la mer
FiiT by Bessec
The Comptoir de la Mer in Saint Malo is the store of the maritime
cooperative located in Intra-Muros near the Saint Vincent Gate.
In a warm and friendly marine atmosphere you will find the leading French
and European brands of sailing and outdoor clothing and accessories,
for recreation and boating. Come and see us, you will be amazed !
ROYAL MER - HELLY HANSEN - MARINE POOL - ARMOR LUX
BERMUDES - LE GLAZIK - GUY COTTEN-DIDRIKSON.
City chic footwear.
A “high style” collection for men and women.
INTRA-MUROS | 10, rue Saint-Vincent | 02 99 20 26 18
Online sales at www.bessec-chaussures.com
INTRA-MUROS | Comptoir de la mer | 2 place Chateaubriand | Porte Saint-Vincent | 35400 Saint Malo | 02 99 20 15 37
Des X et des ailes for her
Botéron for him
Mephisto’s watchwords are comfort and quality
With Mephisto, All Rounder, Mobils and Sano,
you will find a big selection of styles as well as a range
of wide-fit, extra small and extra large footwear.
Two specialists in plus size clothing with a choice of colours
and fabrics suited to the needs, comfort and diversity
of the contemporary man or woman.
For her : X two, Jean Marc Philippe, FA Concep
For him : Allsize, Duke, Maxfort, Sebastien Chabal...
INTRA-MUROS | 4, rue Saint-Vincent | 02 23 18 35 77
Online sales at www.bessec-chaussures.com
LA GARE | For her : 9, rue Nicolas Bouvier | Tél. 02 99 19 01 46 | www.desxetdesailes.fr.
For him : 7, Bd des Talards |Tél. 02 99 80 78 64 | www.boteron.fr
La Compagnie d’Irlande
LONGCHAMP, LANCEL, TEXIER, SAMSONITE,
FOSSIL, LANCASTER, KIPLING, EASTPAK
We are a family business selling very high quality clothing
for men and women in natural fibres (linen, fine wools,
alpaca and mohairs as well as irish tweeds).
Since 1989, we have been selling hats and caps, ready to wear
fo men and women, accessories, teas and pottery.
BARBOUR, SCHNEIDERS, MAGEE, STETSON…
INTRA-MUROS | 11, rue Porcon de la Barbinais | 02 99 40 81 07
INTRA-MUROS | 3, place Jean de Chatillon | 02 99 40 93 46
Find our most prestigious brands :
3.6 Flip Skate Shop
Shoes and clothing for men, ladies and children.
Skateboarding equipment and accessories.
VOLCOM, OBEY, OLOW, NEW ERA, BRIXTON,
WESC, BOXFRESH, SUPRA, NIKE, LAKAÏ, KEEP,
ETNIES, DVS, VANS, JART, ANTIZ, ELECTRIC…
Open 7 days a week, including Sundays and public holidays.
INTRA-MUROS | 10, Grand’Rue | 02 99 20 38 79
INTRA-MUROS | 5, rue des Merciers
02 99 40 84 43 | [email protected] | TAX FREE
Living Galerie [ Vue sur mer
A must visit ! Chic and unique in France. Designed here in SaintMalo, Irene Svensson’s exclusive creation the Cabouche - Caban
and leather oriental-style slippers - Banc de Poissons textiles,
numbered linen napkins, seafood utensils and cases... Discover our
collections for the home, the table, the kitchen and the bathroom
as well as beach articles and bags. We have surprising ideas for
INTRA-MUROS | 4, rue des Merciers | 02 99 40 04 88 | 06 81 16 82 47 | www.livinggalerie.com | [email protected]
Galerie Audrey Marty
The granddaughter of a famous art collector and committed gallery
owner, Audrey Marty showcases the work of both established and up-andcoming French and international painters and sculptors in an intimate
space. Located in Intra-Muros near the cathedral, rue du Pourpris
(between la Place du Pilori and la Place Jean de Châtillon), the gallery
organises six individual exhibitions per year and a collective summer
exhibition in July and August (paintings and sculptures) and participates
in various art fairs : Lille Art Fair 2013 - AAF Hamburg 2013
INTRA-MUROS | 4, rue du Pourpris | 02.99.56.21.34 | www.audreymarty.f
ANNE FONTAINE, PAUL & JOE SISTER, OSCALITO,
RED/VALENTINO, JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER,
BRUUNS BAZAAR, LILITH, etc…
Open 10 am to 12:30 pm - 2 pm to 7 pm and Sunday and Monday afternoon
INTRA-MUROS | 1, rue Sainte-Barbe | 02 99 40 92 35
Located in the heart of the city, a modern and convivial
hairdresser. Our friendly and highly qualified staff give
to your haircut a technical and artistic touch.
We welcome you with or without appointment
from Tuesday to Friday 9:00 to 7:00
and Saturdays from 9:00 to 6:00.
INTRA-MUROS | 4, rue Saint-Sauveur | 02 99 48 22 42
The Napapijri store sells the complete range of Italian
brand « SPORT CHIC » products for men, women
INTRA-MUROS | 1, rue Gouin de Beauchêne | 02 99 40 60 26
Jewellery and exclusive design,
our fashionable accessories will enhance
and enliven your style with an inimitable
In one word “your personal touch”.
INTRA-MUROS | 2, Grand-Rue | 02 23 18 33 88
In our cosy setting and friendly atmosphere you are sure
to find your future glasses. Exclusive collections and latest
designer trends, welcome to Bénic Opticians !
RAY BAN, TOM FORD, EMMANUELLE KHANH,
Binoculars : LEICA, STEINER, BUSHNELL...
Barometers and barographs : NAUDET
INTRA-MUROS | 25, rue de Dinan | 02 99 40 89 08
16 routes and 350 stops for all your bus journeys
in Saint-Malo and the surrounding communities,
including in particular :
Intra-Muros : routes C1, C2 and 8
Saint-Servan : routes C1, C2, 3, 6 and 9
Paramé : routes 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10
GARE | Information Point and ticket sales at the train station | 02 99 40 19 22
Four decks with a thousand exceptional surprises.
Gauthier Marines the specialist in marine decoration has been operating since 1972.
Photos by Françoise & Patrick Gauthier
INTRA-MUROS | 2, rue Porcon de la Barbinais | 02 99 40 91 81 | www.gauthiermarines.com
SERVICES & FACILITIES
Saint-Malo Tourist Office
A 3-star rated office open all year
with a team of 10 professionals at your service
Esplanade Saint-Vincent | +33 825 135 200 | www.saint-malo-tourisme.com
Saint-Malo Tourist Train
A different way to discover Saint-Malo, on board a 30 mn English guided tour within the walled city
Departure from St-Vincent’s gate | www.lepetittrain-saintmalo.com
Saint-Malo Taxi (Taxis)
Tél.: 02 23 181 181 | www.taxi-st-malo.com
Keolis Saint-Malo (Bus operator)
Information and ticket sales | Ticket office SNCF railway station
Tél : 02 99 56 06 06 ou 02 99 40 19 22 | www.ksma.fr
Intra-muros | Place des Frères Lamennais | +33 299 40 89 90
Saint-Servan | 36, rue Ville-Pépin | +33 299 40 89 90
Paramé | 6, place Georges Coudray | +33 299 40 89 90
Rocabey (Change) | 1, Bd de la Tour d’Auvergne | +33 299 40 89 90
Market days (mornings)
Intra-muros | Tuesday, Friday, in the old town
Saint-Servan | Tuesday, Friday, place Bouvet
Paramé | Wednesday, Saturday, place Georges Coudray
Rocabey | Monday, Thursday, Saturday, bd de la Tour d'Auvergne