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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Port ‘busier than ever’ with food and medical supplies coming into UK

Belfast Telegraph 25 Mar 2020
In a bid to reassure the public, Mr Sellers said the supply lines to Europe are open and working well. He told the PA news agency ... He added ... However, he said its main operator, Brittany Ferries, is still operating daily freight-only sailings to Caen, St Malo and Santander, with a new service to Cherbourg running to meet demand for imports ... ....

Coronavirus: Brittany Ferries suspends passenger services

BBC News 17 Mar 2020
Portsmouth-St Malo. 20.30 Tuesday (from St Malo) ... ....

The Biggest Haul of German Equipment in Western Europe?

War History Online 17 Mar 2020
Credit. History Hit ... It was 28 feet long which made it a difficult weapon to transport through towns and villages, but on the open fields of Alderney it was perfect and with a range of almost eighteen-and-a-half miles the gun could even hit targets on mainland France, thereby protecting the convoy route from St Malo to Cherbourg ... Credit. History Hit....

Condor Ferries sale to Brittany Ferries completed

BBC News 09 Mar 2020
... a million passengers every year between Portsmouth, Poole, Guernsey, Jersey and St Malo, was put up for sale in 2018....

‘We would go back in a heartbeat’: Readers share their best family holidays

The Irish Times 23 Feb 2020
On a visit to the Aillwee caves last summer, we got so much more than just “the caves” ... My son replied “to look for bears in caves of course” ... For the past two years we have gone to France on the Cork-Roscoff ferry route, and stayed with Eurocamps at the Domaine les Ormes campsite in Brittany, about half an hour from Mont St Michel and St Malo ... ... ....

Brotherly love: Travis Hamonic's biggest fan completing quest to visit every NHL rink

Canada Dot Com 08 Feb 2020
VANCOUVER — Travis Hamonic needs to scoop a keepsake puck at Rogers Arena. Then, his brother’s collection will be complete ... jpg ... Jesse Hamonic cheers on the Calgary Flames with his daughter, Ella, at Enterprise Center in St ... jpg ... Their own dad, Gerald, died of a heart attack when both of his boys were still school-aged kids in St. Malo, Man....

The Last Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot Ace Paul Farnes, Dies Aged 101

War History Online 07 Feb 2020
The Battle of Britain, often described as a turning point in the War. Paul Farnes was born in June 1918 in Hampshire, England WWI was still to be won ... The pilots are (left to right) ... Farnes and two comrades managed to get aboard a boat in St Malo bound for the Channel Islands where they were reunited with pilots who had escaped with their Hurricanes....

College Sports: Gustavus basketball sweeps Augsburg

Mankato Free Press 20 Jan 2020
ST. PETER -- Nolan Malo had 16 points and 10 rebounds as Gustavus Adolphus defeated Augsburg 92-88 in an MIAC men's basketball game Sunday at Gus Young Court ... ....

Jean DePlacido column: Malo snags heavyweight crown at Italian nationals

The Salem News 18 Jan 2020
Ryan Malo had a terrific wrestling career at St ... Malo spent seven years trying to get dual citizenship in order to compete in the Italian Aboslute Wrestling Tourney which is held once a year ... Malo defeated Salvatore Crisanti in the finals to take the title and a huge trophy ... Malo was inducted into the St....

Holiday World 2020: How to find the best travel deals at this year's show

Irish Independent 18 Jan 2020
Stock image The new Stena Estrid is ferry nice The sea view from the Zabeel Saray hotel, Dubai The Pin Parasol campsite in France’s Vendee The Poiano Apartments in Lake Garda, Italy. Mark Evans Twitter Email. January 18 2020 2.30 AM. 0 Comments Holiday World 2020 ... It's close to the ferry ports and hs amazing medieval towns, such as Dinan and St Malo ... ....

Happenings — what’s coming up in Northeast Ohio starting Jan. 3

The Concord Township News-Herald 02 Jan 2020
Main St., Oberlin, presents "The Enchantment of the Everyday ... Jimmy (Led Zeppelin show), March 4; Kevin Griffin, March 5; Remember Jones, March 6; Peace Frog (Doors tribute), March 7; Thornetta Davis (Aretha Franklin tribute), March 7; Irish Brunch with The Kilroys, March 8; Raul Malo, March 9; Kasim Sulton's Utopia, March 10; St....

Boil Water Advisory issued for St. Malo

CTV 28 Dec 2019
ST. MALO - A line break prompted a Boil Water Advisory for the St. Malo water system Friday ... ....