If you’re staying in Saint-Malo most of the old walled city can be seen on foot. The tight and narrow streets truly have a medieval feel, and while walking through them you can appreciate the efforts to restore this famous city to its grandeur. There is a free walking tour in English from June to September. If you’d heading out to explore the countryside near Saint-Malo, or want to head further afield you’re best bet might be to rent a car. To rent a car in France you need to be 21 years of age, but an international drivers’ license is not required. The roads in Brittany are very well maintained, but poorly lit in some sections. If you’re taking the highways to the region be sure to watch your speed, as this is one part of France where efforts do seem to curtail speeders.

Taxicabs are also available throughout the city, and generally the drivers are well mannered and pleasant. They tend to know the region very well. Be sure that the driver uses his meter, or at least agree on the fare before you begin your journey.

If you’re looking to head even further out, as in to the Channel Islands, ferries service is available from Saint-Malo to Poole.