Saint Malo is a very famous city “des Corsaires” located on the cost of Brittany.

It is famous for its historic walled port city and for the role the corsairs played. The corsairs of Saint-Malo not only forced English ships passing up the Channel to pay tribute, but also brought wealth from further afield. Jacques Cartier, who sailed the Saint Lawrence River and visited the sites of Quebec City and Montreal, and is thus credited as the discoverer of Canada, lived in and sailed from Saint-Malo, as did the first colonists to settle the Falkland Islands, hence the Islands' French name "Îles Malouines," which eventually gave rise to the Spanish name "Islas Malvinas." In 1758, the Raid on St Malo saw a British expedition land intending to capture the town. However, the British made no attempt on Saint-Malo, and instead occupied the nearby town of Saint-Servan, where they destroyed 30 privateers before departing.

Walking through the cobbled streets of St Malo’s old town feels like you stepped back in time.

The view of sunset is stunning!

                                                                                                                                        SAINT-MALO TOURISM OFFICE


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