More info: Saint-Malo is a historic French port in Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany on the English Channel coast. The city is a popular tourist centre, with a ferry terminal serving the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, as well as the Southern English settlements of Portsmouth and Poole.
The port has three marina areas with 2,000 berths and full supporting facilities. There's also a commercial port handling cargoes including granite, wood, fertilizers, salt and animal feed and a fishing port which, together with neighbouring Cancale, receives 4,000 tonnes of fish a year.
Jacques Cartier, a resident of Saint Malo sailed from the town in 1534 to explore the Saint Lawrence River, visiting Quebec City and Montreal on the way, and is now remembered as the discoverer of Canada.
Saint-Malo holds many sporting events including La Route du Rhum yacht race and the Tall Ships Race.