Saint-Malo : Close to the campsite
At 15 km from the camping le Village Insolite, you can reach Saint Malo.
Either by the road of Saint Méloir des ondes arriving in Saint Malo by the Madeleine district which can then lead you to the quartier of Saint Servan then Intra Muros.
Either by road to Cancale and the Red Gates, via Saint Coulomb, then Rothéneuf and Saint Malo to Intra Muros.
The bus line 14 takes you to the center of Saint Malo at departure from Saint Benoît des ondes.
Saint Malo, the Corsair City
Saint Malo, also called the Cité Corsaire, takes this name from its History. At the beginning, the City of Alet was built, then over the centuries many navigators succeeded one another ensuring the fame and then the wealth of the city. In the 16ᵉ century, Jacques Cartier discovers Canada and many ship owners develop the wealth of the city by going to Newfoundland. The famous architect Vauban built a wall of ramparts and colossal stone houses which make Saint Malo a fortified city. Then, in the 18ᵉ century, the privateers Duguay Trouin and Surcouf brought prosperity to Saint Malo. During World War II, in 1944, the city walls and the town were almost completely destroyed and then rebuilt.
Saint Malo, is a visit not to be missed when you stay at the campsite near Saint Malo, the unusual village. Indeed, you will be surprised by Intra Muros, a city surrounded by huge stone walls looking like a fortress. When you enter by the door Saint Vincent in front of the tourist office, you will be able to contemplate the castle on the right where currently the town hall of Saint Malo is located.
Starting from the Chateaubriand square, many cobbled alleys start, which will make you discover Intra Muros, you will get lost there before joining the watchtower which will allow you to go around the fortified city in height. From magnificent panoramas will be offered to you, the beach of the furrow with its famous breakwaters, pieces of wood to face the big tides.
Then, you will see the different forts and islets that surround the city, the National Fort, Grand Bé , Petit Bé, and the Conchée Fort in the distance. Afterwards, you can put your towel on the beach of Bon secours with its seawater swimming pool or walk to the Môle des Noires, a footbridge that marks the entrance to the port and the arrival of ferries departing either for England or the Normandy Anglo islands such as Jersey or Guernsey.
Don’t forget to discover the Saint Servan district, the historical district of Saint Malo, where the visits of the city of Alet and the Solidor Tower are a must. Leaving from the Sablons port, set off on a 15-minute hike that will take you to Solidor, discovering bunkers that are remnants of the 2nd World War. Less invaded by tourists, take the opportunity to take a break in one of the restaurants or pancake shops located there. You will see Dinard, the jewel of the Emerald Coast and the Rance dam which stretches out over the sea and allows to reach Saint Malo in Dinard.
To finish your day, before your return to the campsite near Saint Malo, the Village Insolite, think about doing a halt at Rothéneuf, and admire its sculpted rocks, the beaches of Val, Nicet, the Havre de Rothéneuf you will have a nice iodine break before joining your yurt at the Village Insolite.
Top 5 things to do in Saint-Malo
- Intra Muros: splendid fortified town with narrow stone streets and shops
- District of Saint Servan : the calm and beauty of the Cité d’Alet islet
- Swimming in the seawater swimming pool of Bon secours beach
- Discover the Great Aquarium of Saint Malo
- Visits to the carved rocks at Rothéneuf and end with a break at the Val beach
Discover the Saint-Malo region
The region of Saint Malo allows a quality tourism in Brittany and offers us perspectives of magnificent visits.
At 17 km from the campsite le Village Insolite, your holiday destination offers you the possibility to visit the privateer city, Saint Malo, while regaining the peace and quiet of the campsite of Saint Benoît des ondes, after visiting places often overcrowded by tourists.
The location of the campsite near Saint Malo, makes it a privileged place, 300 meters from the sea and in a small village far from the crowd, allows you to spend relaxing and resourcing holidays. To discover Brittany, book your holidays at Village Insolite, campsite by the sea in Saint Malo.