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Saint Malo: Entry Ticket to the Grand Aquarium

1. Saint Malo: Entry Ticket to the Grand Aquarium

See more than 600 colorful and varied species, from cold abyssal seas to warm tropical seas. Experience this great diversity. Marvel at a 360° aquarium where sharks and sea turtles take you along in their aquatic ballet. Come into contact with Breton species and Koi carp at the touch pool. Enjoy 2 attractions that take you on a journey in symbiosis with the fish. The submarine Nautibus takes you to the depths and reveals the hidden life of more than 5,000 fish and their marine ecosystem through its porthole. Experience the Abyssal Descender, a true-to-life simulator, awakens your explorer's soul.

Saint-Malo: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour & Commentary

2. Saint-Malo: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour & Commentary

Discover the beautiful city of Saint Malo with our expert guide, who will make you discover the history while you walk around for 2 hours and enjoy the fresh sea air. You will be able to explore at your own rhythm the must-sees of Saint Malo, passing by the battlements, Saint Vincent's Cathedral and many other places... The advantage of booking a private walking tour is that the visit takes place at your own pace. This tour offers a high degree of flexibility whether you are looking for a tour that takes in all the famous sites or something more off the beaten track. Your private guide will have the knowledge and expertise to create the perfect walking tour, according to your wishes!

Saint-Malo: Dinan, Fort la Latte, & Cap Fréhel Private Tour

3. Saint-Malo: Dinan, Fort la Latte, & Cap Fréhel Private Tour

Embark on an off the beaten path private tour of Brittany. Discover the historic Saint-Malo, wander through the small medieval town of Dinan, stop at Cancale for tasty seafood, and explore the medieval fortress at Fort la Latte, set on a rock facing the Atlantic Ocean. Start your guided journey in Saint-Malo. Visit the battlements and the old city where you will learn about the story of the privateers R. Duguay-Trouin and R. Surcouf. Next, go see the forts and hear the story of the Corsaire, the famous pirates which caused so much trouble to the English merchant ships. Continue to Cancale, the French capital for fresh oysters, for a delicious seafood lunch. Afterward, drive to the lovely medieval city of Dinan. Founded by the Lords of Dinan in 1040 and nestled by the Rance River, Dinan was one of the most important market towns of France until the 17th Century. Lastly, travel to the Cap Fréhel to visit Fort la Latte. Admire the medieval fortress facing the ocean, which protected St Malo for centuries. Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis fought on top of this castle for the 1958 movie " Vikings".

From St. Malo: Mont Saint-Michel Private Full Day Tour

4. From St. Malo: Mont Saint-Michel Private Full Day Tour

Beyond the experience I have for doing this tour, it is the love for the site and its history. Sometimes, I wish I could live on the Mont St Michel for the tranquility and the view. The nights I have spent on this island are always too short. On the way to Mt St-Michel, I will show you the beauty of the Emerald Coast, one of France most charming roads. Along the road, I will tell you all the history of the Mont, its well kept secrets and forbidden stories. On the "Mont ", you will explore the Abbey, the Church & the village. For lunch : local specialties "bien sur" in the best restaurant of the island. After the Mont St Michel, I'll drive you to Cancale, a lovely little village set in this bay, Cancale is the the best place in France and probably in Europe for oysters . (The famous "Belon of Cancale" ). Besides many tasting you will also see how oysters are raised. Then, if you still have time I will guide you in Saint Malo, where you will be back in the days of privateering and great discoverers. ---------------------------------- 9AM Saint Malo-Saint Michel Drive along the Emerald Coast Road - Time to learn about the history of the Mont St Michel. 10AM Stop at the Mont St Michel 11AM - 12AM Visit of the Abbey of the Mont St Michel Please note that there are about 625 steps up to get to the Abbey. No elevator. 12. 30AM 1. 30AM Lunch in the best restaurant facing the bay of the Mont St Michel - Local specialties : Mère Poulard Omelette and salted grass lamb. 3PM Stop at Cancale Oyster tastings and visit of the oyster farm at low tide. This stop can be replaced by the Pointe du Grouin, a lovely spot for bird watchers and landscape enthusiasts. Drive along the Emerald Coast Road 6 PM Return to Saint Malo-Saint Michel

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 68 reviews

Good variety of species to see. Quite well laid out and our grandchildren were able to see everything in the tanks even though it was busy. Most did adhere to the direction arrows in the floor. English translation of information was displayed which was helpful. It’s a shame the member of staff at the entrance didn’t tell us she wanted to scan our Covid QR code rather than the code for our tickets as we thought we had the wrong format on our barcoded tickets which caused a lot of confusion!

Very busy despite COVID-19. There was absolutely no way to keep a distance. Nice aquarium. When it's not busy you can get through it in 2 hours. It took us 4 hours including a queue at the attractions (highly recommended!) For our children (4 & 6 years old) it was a wonderful experience.

Beautiful aquariums, nice attraction as a conclusion. Highly recommended!