Saint Malo

If you’re looking for a family friendly jaunt to British budgeting woes, Saint Malo is a stunning city in Brittany, north-western France. Taking a Brittany Ferries crossing from Portsmouth overnight can get you there relaxed and rested, arriving in Saint Malo early in the morning. This leaves you with more than enough of time to get the most out of this wonderful city.

You could start the day in one of Saint Malo’s traditional cafes, such as Café Licorne, which is located facing the town hall. For those who are partial to a croissant or two this is the perfect way to indulge in some of Saint Malo’s delicacies. You could then visit Saint Malo’s stunning ancient castle, followed by a visit to the extraordinary forts; Le Fort de la Conchee and Le Fort National au Royal. The city is full of remarkable history waiting for you to discover.

However, that is not all this fabulous place has to offer. To keep the children entertained there are plenty of fun activities to have them in high spirits. La Grand Aquarium unveils the ?mysteries of the sea? in an exciting look through the deep unknown that will grab their attention. There is also a 3D cinema in the aquarium and an amazing exhibit that tells the story of a captain who sailed the seven seas and displays all the fish he brought back to Saint Malo with him.

If the beach is more your scene then Saint Malo Beach has glorious sand that can be enjoyed by all the family. The young explorer and crab hunter can clamber through the rocks and delve into the caves while mum can relax, lay back and read her favourite book. The energetic teenager can spend their time sailing, surfing or indulging in other water sports Saint Malo bay can offer.

The many restaurants, bars and evening entertainment venues will keep all members of the family happy after your day of adventure and fun. The restaurant La Chalut in the heart of the city serves fresh seafood from local fishermen in Côtes-d’Armor and throughout the channel. It’s also a bit of fun with the theme of the restaurant changing to coincide with the city’s cultural events and festivals. However if you are looking to take a break from a city lifestyle, head to La Corderie in Cité d’Alet à Saint-Servan where you can enjoy your meal on a terrace overlooking the beautiful sea.

When it comes to laying your head for the night, there is a fantastic selection, from the four star Oceania Hotel looking over the sea, to B&B?s in the bustling heart of the city. So whatever you are looking for, do it in style in Saint Malo.

You can travel to Saint Malo from the Portsmouth Continental Ferry Port – visit www.portsmouth-port.co.uk.

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