Overlooking the large Sillon beach, Les Charmettes naturally offers a wide range of beach and sea-related activities.
The Saint-Malo sailing school awaits you on the beach, with a wide range of activities on offer. This is your chance to try your hand at sand yachting once the sea has receded and given way to wide stretches of sand. Hoist the sail and let the speed exhilarate you!
Another activity directly linked to the sea is the thermal baths. The Grand Hôtel des Thermes is within easy reach and only a few minutes' walk from our sumptuous villas. A breath of fresh air and a mineral cure await you with iodine treatments.
If you fancy taking to the open seas, the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey are within easy reach of Saint-Malo. Ferries run several times a day, so you can make the round trip in a day. You can combine a pleasant boat trip with the discovery of these undeniably charming English islands.
The Saint-Malo Aquarium is another recommended activity, especially for families. Take your children to discover the shark ring or descend into the abyssal world of the ocean depths. Young and old alike will be blown away.
The home of
A private mansion built in 1725 for a privateer under Louis XV, the Demeure de Corsaire is now open to visitors. You can discover its history, take part in educational workshops and visit the premises, which include cellars below sea level. Part of the house can also be made private for your corporate events.
The culture of the sea
Discover how life in the bay revolves around the English Channel, fishing and oyster farming. The marine train, which is nothing more than a covered tractor, takes you to the traditional fisheries of the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel in Cherrueix. This "little train" gives you the chance to find out more about the fishing industry, and in particular the job of mussel farmer.
In the same spirit, the Ferme Marine in Cancale lets you discover the life of local oyster farmers. It's a real showcase for the Cancale oyster industry. The oysters of Cancale have been listed as part of France's intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2019.