This historical monument was built in 1689 by the great military architect Vauban to protect Saint-Malo’s port. Its past is closely linked to that of the town, commonly known as the Cité Corsaire or “privateers’ city”. Visitors can discover its historical background during a guided tour of the two fortifications and their vaults. Stunning view of the bay and town of Saint-Malo.
Domaine de la Bourbansais is an exceptional estate set in stunning grounds.
Solidor Tower is a fortified dungeon, situated at the mouth of the Rance, opposite Dinard. It is composed of three towers linked together by short curtain walls. Today, Solidor Tower houses a museum celebrating Brittany’s Cape Horners.
Cancale was famed, since ancient times, for its wild flat oysters (huîtres plates) that grow in natural beds in shallow waters. More recently (since around 1950), it has become known for the farming of “hollow” or Japanese oysters (huîtres creuses).
Dinard is a famous seaside resort that became particularly popular with British and American visitors. It even hosts its own annual British film festival.
Dinan is a fortified town, once defended by its impressive castle, and encircled by ramparts. Built mostly on a hill, it has a strategic location on the route between Normandy and the northern coast of Brittany. From 75-metre high position, Dinan overlooks the Rance river as it flows north before emptying into the Channel between Saint-Malo and Dinard. Dinan, with its bridge, was long the most northerly point for crossing the Rance, which a little further downstream becomes a wide estuary.
The Great Aquarium
Discover eight collections covering both cold and tropical seas. In the touch tank, visitors get a chance to meet the rays close up. You can also touch turbots and spider crabs or enjoy the thrill of stroking sharks..