Saint-jean de Guerets / Saint-Malo
Your camping holiday in Saint-Malo, the famous Corsair city
Located on the Emerald coast in Upper Brittany, this legendary town of privateers is brimming with natural, cultural and architectural treasures. During your stay at the campsite, discover the walled town, its ramparts and countless historic monuments, the harbour from where privateers, merchants and explorers would set sail, not forgetting the beautiful sandy beaches at the foot of the ramparts.
A stroll around Saint-Malo intra-muros !
Badly damaged during the Second World War, the old part of town (vieille ville) was rebuilt remarkably well over the years that followed its destruction. The ramparts were miraculously untouched by the bombings. You can walk around the entire ramparts from Porte Saint-Vincent to Porte Saint-Thomas and admire the view over the bay of Saint Malo. Behind the walls of this fortified town, discover the pretty streets lined with timber-framed houses and impressive 17th and 18th century villas owned by shipowners, where Surcouf and Chateaubriand once stayed. On your way, you can see Duchess Anne’s house, the House of Poets and Writers or Saint-Vincent Cathedral built in the 12th century. If you can, make time to visit the Château de Saint-Malo as well, located east of the walled town. It houses the history museum which has been awarded the « Musée de France » label. Collections of portraits and everyday objects are displayed in the donjon (Grand donjon) and tower (Tour Générale).
Explore Saint-Malo and its coast..
Make the most of your camping holiday in Saint Malo to explore the fabulous sandy beaches located at the foot of the ramparts. The most popular beaches with tourists are Malouines, Éventail, Bon Secours, Môle and Sillon (voted 3rd most beautiful beach in France by Trip Advisor in 2016). If you want to head for the seas or explore new horizons, treat yourself to a day trip to Jersey or Guernsey, departing from Saint Malo. A complete change of scenery guaranteed !
- Tour of the ramparts, a designated « Monument Historique » (national heritage site), which protected the Corsair town over 1754 metres.
- Etoile du Roy, a replica of a three-masted Corsair ship, moored in Saint Malo’s docks (visits organised during the summer school holidays)
- Fort National built in 1689 by the architect Vauban on a small island facing Saint-Malo.
- Ile du Grand Bé, Chateaubriand’s resting place.
- Grand Aquarium de Saint-Malo, its submarine « nautibus » and « Abyssal Descender » a unique attraction.