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St Malo Hostels, Hotels Etc

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1. Posted by Arcadia17 (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Hello,

I'm coming over from England to stay with a family in france (La gouray) for a month or so to do some work on their farm,

I am coming over on the ferry from Poole to St malo and it sounds(St Malo) like a really intersting place to have a look round with its history (apparently it used to be a muster point during the crusades) and i would like to know if their are any hostels or decent low cost places to stay for 1 night,as well as places to visit so i can have a look round & spend the night before moving on.

Thankyou anyone...;)
Rick.

2. Posted by myo (Budding Member 29 posts) 10y

Saint-Malo is certainly worth visiting ! I personally loved it, there's an unique atmosphere. Though I have to admit, you have to be lucky with the weather: when we were there, there was a lot of wind (it's always windy ;)), but sunny, and that made it perfect to visit. I can understand that on rainy days, a visit of the town, especially a walk over the rampart, might be less appealing.

To visit, you should go to the historical centre, i.e. the walled part of St-Malo, and just wander around over there. It's not big, so it won't be hard to see everything in (less than) a day.
If it's a nice day, you can picnic on one of the beaches (there's always a spot where you'll be sheltered from the wind), enjoying the views.

As for accomodation, I can't really help you on that one: I've never spent the night in St-Malo or even in the region. I do know that if you're on a budget, you should try to find a hotel outside of historical St-Malo (St-Malo has a "modern" part too), because prices are ridiculuously high on the old part.
Maybe you can find something on this site. Apparently there's an Etap hotel in St-Malo, they are usually good value.

PS : Don't know about it having been a muster point during the crusades, but it definitely has been a pirates' nest in the 17th and 18th century. The English have tried to destroy or conquer it several times, but the city was unassailable. (just translating quickly a site who explains in short the history of St-Malo)

3. Posted by Arcadia17 (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Thank you very much Myo

I had a feeling it was this kind of town just from looking at photos.

Thanks for the info, so i know a little bit more about what to expect in terms of where to go etc. and thanks for the hotel link as this will be the most important imformation to me.

Cheers.;)