Saint-Malo is situated on the eastern north coastline of Brittany in France, and is a massive city with plenty to offer.
St-Malo is in the region of Ille-et-Vilaine and in terms of transport seems to have it all; Ferry and train services together with the local airport (Dinard) In addition there are a plethora of shops and the most impressive lengthy and sandy beaches and plenty else to see.
But the main reason why people flock to St-Malo is of course to use their efficient ferry services. There are a few ferry companies operating from Saint-Malo including Brittany Ferries which offers regular services
to Portsmouth, and Condor ferries who look after Poole and Weymouth.
A short taxi ride away is the railway station The Gare de Saint-Malo, where you can then continue your onward journey to Rennes and the rest of Brittany. See Travelling to Brittany for more.
The local airport is the Dinard–Pleurtuit–Saint-Malo Airport, flights from which go to Stansted, East Midlands and Leeds and is generally serviced by Ryanair, which seems to be the cheapest option by far. There are two airports that service mid Brittany from the UK, Dinard or Brest, unfortunately budget flights to and from Brest from the UK are very seasonal, which just leaves Dinard as the main all year round option.
There is an abundance of hotels and accommodation in Saint-Malo, and obviously prices vary, but you can get a reasonable hotel such as the hotel Kyriad, in the city centre, for as little as 49 Euros per night.
If you arrive by ferry at St. Malo and have some time on your hands, why not pay a visit to some of the local beaches? The nearest are about 5 minutes walk from the terminal. From the ferry terminal turn left; go over the bridge and you’ll come to a roundabout. Turn left and you’ll see beaches in front of you, amazing flat beaches. Fancy shopping instead? Look to your right and you’ll see an archway which will lead you to shops and restaurants. (See pics below)
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