Privateer City of Saint-Malo
Stroll through the quaint streets of Saint Malo and discover the fascinating history of the town and enjoy a cider tasting at the Corsair's house from 1725.
Enjoy a walking guided tour of Saint Malo, leading to the Asfeld Hotel, also known as “the Corsair residence”.
As you stroll around the quaint narrow streets, your knowledgeable guide points out sites of historical interest. View the castle, part of the ramparts protecting the town, the town's typical streets, the house of Duchess Ann, and the cathedral. Become acquainted with the more famous personalities of St. Malo, such as Jacques Cartier, Duguay-Trouin, Surcouf, and the well-known romantic writer Châteaubriand.
Enter the Asfeld Hotel for a visit of this former Corsair’s house, followed by a cider tasting. This manor house was built by François-Auguste Magon de La Lande, Corsair and merchant. He was one of the most powerful shipowners in the heyday of Saint Malo and a director of the French East Indies Company. Built in 1725, the house is listed as a Historic Monument (interior and exterior) so as to protect its authenticity and guarantee that the restoration respects historical accuracy. Enjoy some of the Corsair’s way of life while tasting a glass of cider and the traditional Breton Kouign Aman (butter & sugar pie) before walking back to pier.
- Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
- Language: English
- Included: Cider tasting and Kouign Aman
- Requirements: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Walking information: Cobblestone streets and some stairs. Approx. 2,5 km / 2 miles of walking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users