The Quelmer boat cemetery

Old boat hulls that sail out of time

A site to discover during a nice walk on the banks of the Rance, in Quelmer – la Passagère, one of the districts of Saint-Malo!

Boats have their own graveyard

What more beautiful tribute paid by this place to the memory of this country of sailors and boats hidden in a small cove of the maritime Rance that has seen so many boats born at the time when shipyards were the pride of the Rance valley.

A history of boats that continues

A wink of history, a shipyard restarted a few months ago in the cove of Quelmer. Next to these hulls eaten away by the sea that look in vain towards the renovated slipway of La Landriais on the other shore, other hulls come to repair their damaged frames and planking to continue sailing.


A place that inspires artists

Painters from the region were invited a few years ago to exercise their talent and as a symbol, the painter Kalvez installed in Cancale not far from there signed a fresco called “La Belle Endormie” on one of these hulls. As the tide goes out, some of them uncover their emaciated sides to show only the remains of their spine.


A walk to discover the maritime past of the Rance

L’Anse de Quelmer is located on a 7.5 km walking loop that takes you from Anse de Troctin to Saint-Hélier further south.This circuit passes through La Passagère, the neighboring village, which still houses the ferryman’s house today, a witness to the time when a ferry connected the two banks of the Rance: another story of boats…