Discover Saint-Malo city and the WW2 bunker site on the peninsula Cité d'Aleth
Let's discover the old privateer city of Saint-Malo and the peninsula Cité d'Aleth in Saint-Servan.
Saint-Malo is a seaward fortress since the Middle Ages, we will visit the cathedral, walk on the 1. 8 km long wall circling the city. Designed by Vauban, Louis XIV's military engineer, the wall offers a magnificent view of the city and the harbor.
I will tell you about the famous privateers and explorers of the city, like Jacques Cartier, who discovered Canada. Destroyed at 80% during the Second World War, Saint-Malo was rebuilt on the same plan.
We will also go to the peninsula and historical site "cité d'aleth" to discover the wild landscape right next to old city, there you will see the numerous bunkers of WW2. You will be surprised how diversified is the landscape in this area: the area of la Cité d'Alet dates back to the Roman period! You will also discover the famous and impressive Solidor Tower (listed as a Historic Monument since 1886)
We will start at the Old city Saint-Malo where we will discover the old cobbled streets, the chateau, the cathedral and the ramparts. I will tell you about all the well-known personalities and the famous corsairs of the privateer city, show you their prestigious mansions.
Then we will walk to the historic site Cité d'Aleth with its fortifications and bunkers dating from WW2 and the ruins of the Roman Church Aleth. We will then come back to the terminal or to the old city crossing the pretty area of Saint-Servan.
The tour can be customized, I adapt myself to your need! If you would like to have a private vehicle on the tour, please send me a message so I can customize a tour for you.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Entrance of the Old City - in front of the tourist office Address: Esplanade Saint-Vincent - Tourist Office
Duration: 5 hours
This is a walking tour.
But if needed, I can pick up 3 persons at the terminal of the ferry for example, New Ford Fiesta, 3 seats
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 eur - own expenses
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I have no restrictions