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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Tourists stranded after Condor cancels Guernsey to Portsmouth sailing

ITV 01 Aug 2022
The Condor Liberation sailing from Guernsey to Portsmouth was cancelled yesterday (30 July) due to "technical problems" ... Credit ... Credit ... "We are using the Voyager, our St Malo based ferry, to operate a Jersey-Guernsey-Poole round trip tomorrow (1 August) to get people to their destination.". ....

For wet and wild family fun, Channel hop to Jersey... where the national costume is ...

The Daily Mail 30 Jul 2022
While Jersey is part of the British Isles, it is closer to France – 14 miles from Saint-Malo in Brittany, to be precise ... Jo bases herself at Merton Hotel in St Helier, the capital of Jersey (pictured) ... Jersey, Channel Islands Merton Hotel - The Jersey 3 star resort hotel that has it all Ferries to Guernsey, Jersey, St Malo And The UK ....

‘My daughter’s hotel refused guests under 21 — now she can’t get a refund’

The Times/The Sunday Times 30 Jul 2022
Domaine des Ormes is on the site of a 16th-century château, a 40-minute drive from St Malo in Brittany, and near medieval Dinan, on the banks of the Rance River, and the beaches of the Emerald Coast ... scheduled departure time because the queues at St Pancras can be very long....

French politician blames Brexit for Dover chaos... despite shortage of French border staff: P&O Ferries ...

The Daily Mail 26 Jul 2022
People queue for Eurostar trains at London St Pancras today as the summer holidays begin ... Eurostar passengers queue for trains at London St Pancras today amid the travel disruption ... Ferries run from Newhaven to Dieppe and from Portsmouth to Caen, Cherbourg, Le Havre and St Malo....

Holidays mayhem... and how to survive airlines, ferries and strikes, as an estimated 70 per ...

The Daily Mail 25 Jul 2022
The baking temperatures which swept across Britain last week may have abated, but travellers are feeling the heat like never before as they look to enjoy a holiday abroad this summer ... Dover is seen above on Sunday ... Here’s a helping hand.Best airlines ... Ferries run from Newhaven to Dieppe and from Portsmouth to Caen, Cherbourg, Le Havre and St Malo ... ....

'Furious' French annoyed at Brexit are blamed for Channel holiday hell but Calais boss insists ...

The Daily Mail 25 Jul 2022
French officials still 'furious' about Brexit were today blamed for delays of up to 30 hours at Dover and Folkestone over the weekend as holidaymakers were warned to expect queues for the rest of the summer ... Mr Hunt said ... RELATED ARTICLES ... EXPOSED ... Share ... Ferries run from Newhaven to Dieppe and from Portsmouth to Caen, Cherbourg, Le Havre and St Malo ... ....

Q&A: What’s behind disruption at Dover and what are your rights

The Daily Telegraph 22 Jul 2022
The start of the summer holiday getaway has been plunged into chaos after a critical incident was declared at the Port of Dover ... They added ... Brittany Ferries links Portsmouth to Caen, St Malo and Cherbourg in as little as three hours, with the option of overnight sailings. Condor Ferries runs services to St Malo, as well as to the Channel Islands ... ....

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