flagship destination of the French coast, Saint-Malo with Mont Saint Michel will share the title of the favorite destination for foreign visitors after Paris. This fortified city built on a large rock never ceases to fascinate and make our imagination. True planted on the rock well sheltered behind its ramparts, Saint-Malo is impressive. Have realistic conscience still the city you see today is not completely original. Saint-Malo was largely destroyed during the Second World War, but was later carefully reconstructed. History of Saint-Malo, cultures and traditions. In the beginning there was a port, Aleth, coveted port and defended by the Romans. At that time, facing Aleth, the island of the future Saint-Malo is still uninhabited. Upon withdrawal of the Roman army, Aleth suffered many attacks from the north. It is then that the Lord Maclow, from the current Wales, sits on the rock. The city begins to grow more and more on the rock, especially qu'Aleth suffers more attacks, the position of Saint Malo on the rock makes the city more easily defensible. During World War II, Saint-Malo is particularly affected by the Allies bombing. The historic center of the town is devastated 80%. Key events in Saint-Malo. Bulk: The Route du Rhum: Transatlantic Race; racing boats, catamarans, trimarans, to admire the harbor. Travelers amazing: International Literary Festival, with each year of writers around the world. It is held every year in early June at Espace Vauban. Finally Wharf Bubbles: a Comics Festival. Climate and geography. The town of Saint-Malo is located on the coast of the Channel and on the right bank of the estuary of the Rance. The Bay of Saint-Malo has a temperate climate and ocean. The temperatures are tempered by the Gulf Stream and the amplitude of temperature between winter and summer is very low.