Saint-Malo (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃.ma.lo]; Gallo : Saent-Malô; Breton: Sant-Maloù) is a walled port city in Brittany in northwestern France on the English Channel. It is a sub-prefecture of the Ille-et-Vilaine.

Traditionally with an independent streak, Saint-Malo was in the past notorious for privateering (the "cité corsaire"). Today the city is a major tourist destination, with many ancient, attractive buildings.


The population can increase to up to 200,000 in the summer tourist season. With the suburbs included, the population is approximately 153,000 (2011).

The population of the commune more than doubled in 1968 with the merging of three communes: Saint-Malo, Saint-Servan (population 14,963 in 1962) and Paramé (population 8811 in 1962).

Inhabitants of Saint-Malo are called Malouins in French.


Saint-Malo during the Middle Ages was a fortified island at the mouth of the Rance River, controlling not only the estuary but the open sea beyond. The promontory fort of Aleth, south of the modern centre in what is now the Saint-Servan district, commanded approaches to the Rance even before the Romans, but modern Saint-Malo traces its origins to a monastic settlement founded by Saint Aaron and Saint Brendan early in the sixth century. Its name is derived from a man said to have been a follower of Brendan, Saint Malo or Maclou.

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The world’s largest hybrid ship will start traveling between France and England in 2024

Interesting Engineering 25 Jun 2022
Brittany Ferries has announced the arrival of Saint-Malo, the world’s largest hybrid ship, for 2024, by the firm published this week ... Malo, France, to Portsmouth, England ... From day one of operation, ports like St Malo in France and Portsmouth in the UK will benefit....

The world’s largest hybrid ship will set sail in 2024

Popular Science 24 Jun 2022
An artist's impression of the Saint-Malo ... The 639-foot Saint-Malo will be operational in 2024 and replace one of their older models on a route from St. Malo, France, to Portsmouth, England ... The Saint-Malo will have a battery with an 11.5 megawatt hour (MWh) capacity, which Brittany ......

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The Daily Mail 24 Jun 2022
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World’s Largest Hybrid RoPax Ferries to Use Wärtsilä Power Systems

The Maritime Executive 21 Jun 2022
From day one of operation, ports like St Malo in France and Portsmouth in the UK will benefit from these cleaner hybrid vessels ... The ships have been designed and developed by Stena RoRo and Brittany Ferries and will operate between Portsmouth in the UK and the French ports of St Malo and Caen....

World’s largest hybrid vessels to use Wärtsilä power

Seatrade Maritime News 21 Jun 2022
Wärtsilä is set to power Stena RoRo’s trio of new hybrid RoPax vessels for Brittany Ferries' UK-France trade ... The vessels will be long-term chartered to Brittany Ferries for its Portsmouth to St Malo/Caen routes ... From day one of operation, ports like St Malo in France and Portsmouth in the UK will benefit from these cleaner hybrid vessels ... TAGS ... ....

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