Saint-Malo is an important tourist destination in Brittany because of one of its district called intra-muros or ‘within the walls’. It is a must see in the region & it is really easy to reach from Edd Hostel.
Once a fortified island St Malo is now linked to the mainland but with sea all around intra muros it still feels like an island. Start your adventure with a stroll in its narrow streets surrounded by imposing shipowners’ houses, then climb on its ramparts to go around. Beautiful landscapes over the sea and beaches. In summer or in winter, the view is amaizing!
Opposite the old town are two little islands that can be reached at low tide (heed the warnings or you’ll get stuck!). On one is the Vauban-built Fort National and on the other is the tomb of the writer and politician Chateaubriand, who was born in St Malo in 1768.
Inside intra-muros you will discover old cobbed streets, now fulled of shops, bars & restaurants. Others districs are also interesting to visit. Check others articles on the blog
How to get there: To get to Saint-Malo, take the train in front of the hostel (1 every hour). It takes 16 minutes to get there. At Saint-Malo railway station, if you decide to walk, go always straight for 15-20mins and you will arrive intra-muros. If you want, you can take a bus in front of the station Bus 1,2,3 or 8 or take the direct shuttle if available. You will arrive in front of the main entrance door of Intra Muros where Tourist Information are.
Where to eat: There is many restaurants intra muros. Unfortunatly some of them are made for tourists.. for nice & unique place, check our adress section.
My rate: 5/5
Beach, Heritage, Saint-Malo