Car trip to Saint Malo

Here is a one of best car trip

between Dol de Bretagne and Saint Malo

Are you coming to Dol de Bretagne to see the Mont Saint Michel and discover north Brittany ? Why not doing it by car and make your trip special ?


As you may know Saint Malo is quite famous town in north Brittany. If you’re driving, don’t go directly to Saint Malo. There is a lot more things and places you can visit on the way!

I will tell you my trip by car from Dol de Bretagne where I live to Saint Malo , introducing my favorite spots. Better to leave EDD hostel before lunch 🙂


Dol de Bretagne

Starting spot of my car trip adventure from Dol de Bretagne !

Visit this town before starting your trip. It’s a beautiful small town from 6th century with colorful typical houses in main street and the historic cathedral Saint Samson.


FIRST SPOT  :  Mont Dol

It takes only 5 mins from Dol de Bretagne to reach on the top of Mont Dol. I parked in free parking. then walked around and see the panorama view over the Mont Saint Michel Bay and beautiful Bretagne fild. From Mont Dol, you can see from Cancale to Granville so all the view of the Bay. Even you can see great sunrise and sunsert 😉 If you want to know more about Mont Dol, You can check this article !


SECOND SPOT  :  Mont Saint Michel Bay


From Mont dol, follow the direction Le Vivier sur Mer to reach Mont Saint Michel Bay then drive along the bay to Cancale.  I stopped at Hirel and enjoyed little walk with the view of Mont Saint Michel. The bay is so calm and peaceful.  I wanted to try land sailing because my colleague told me it’s pretty awesome. But I disided to just chill and being Zen. I will try land sailing next time for sure.  You can read his experience of land sailing at the Bay in this blog !



THIRD SPOT  :  Cancale


I arrived around mid day to the Port of Cancale.  I parked at the “église de Cancale” then walked around the city center.  I bought some food at the super market and walked down to the port. As I knew Cancale is known for the quality of its oysters and sea product I bought oysters from the market and ate them next to the sea 😊

Here is a Blog which talking about Cancale !



FOURTH SPOT  :  Pointe du Grouin

After my lunch, I stayed around the port and went back to the car. Then I went to “La Pointe du Grouin” which takes only few mins drive.  There you will get a wonderful view of the sea of north Brittany with tiny Mont Saint Michel. I parked at the parking then walked along the GR34 (walking path along Brittany coast). What a wonderful view I had ! You can check more about Le Pointe du Grouin !   I walked 1 hour then got back to the car to reach Saint Malo !



FINALLY : Saint Malo


Drived awsome seaside about 40 mins folloing the direction Saint Malo from La Pointe du Grouin then took direction “Intra Muros” . There are no free parking inside Intra Muros even around Intra Muros as well and it’s quite difficult to find a place especially in high season but no worry there is always a place !  I discovered the old town and the beaches that French love 😉 I stayed at Saint Malo untill sunset and I saw beautiful sunset from the ramparts. It was just gorgeous !

Check this Blog if you don’t know about Saint Malo yet !

After wonderful visit in Saint Malo, I went back to cute little town Dol de Bretagne then ate dinner in the main street. Now the days are starting to get longer and longer so why not eat dinner in old town of Saint Malo then go back to EDD hostel 🙂



What do you think about my trip ? Isn’t it perfect ?

It’s really possible to do it in one day then you can discover other part of Brittany on the other day like Dinan, Saint-Suliac etc 🙂





USEFUL WEBSITE : If you want another trip ideas in Bretagne check on our blog

You can aslo check the site of  “oficce de tourisme


My rate: 5/5


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