Treasure #8The must-sees of the Joyaux de la Rance
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The must-sees of the Joyaux de la Rance

The must-see of our treasure: The jewels of the Rance; enjoy between land and sea the calm of the Rance, and go back in time in the village of Saint-Malo, with the history of the Tide Mills and the Viking Camp!

Embark on the Rance river !

The undulating alchemy

The Rance Valley is a real treasure map that will surprise you every time. From Saint-Malo, go up the estuary and stop at Saint-Suliac, classified as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France®. Discover the tide mills, the Viking camp, the dories, the boats of the Terre-neuvas… Your route will be set with simple emotions and picturesque encounters. All these jewels are to be discovered on foot, by bike, on horseback or by boat, according to your rhythm, these treasures will not disappear. We care about them, we preserve them.

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Saint-Suliac, ranked among the Most Beautiful Villages in France®


Les ruettes de Saint-Suliac

Saint-Suliac can be visited on foot, strolling along the ruettes; you will discover arched doorways, lintelled windows, thatched houses, so many architectural elements that make the richness of the village of Saint-Suliac!Information panels spread throughout the village, offer a presentation rich in anecdotes and embellished with old illustrations.


The Viking Camp

Remains of the Viking Camp : In the Vigneux cove, we discover stone foundations : the enclosure called ” Huitrière de Garrot ” was exploited in 1883 by an oyster farmer ; the breach opened in the enclosure leaves doubt on the presence of a ” Viking Camp classified as a Historical Monument n 1986… which would have hosted the drakkars sheltered on the land side.


The Tidal Mills

Subjected to the rhythm of the tide, the Rance River was conducive to the construction of tidal mills. Precursors of the current tidal power plant, the mills were built during the 19th century. The energy of the tides was used to grind the wheat: a holding basin was filled with water and when the tide went out the water turned the mill wheel. Quinard Mill: Built in 1806, the mill was equipped with a steam engine at the end of the 19th century; its activity stopped in 1924. It was one of the largest mills on the banks of the Rance. Moulin de Beauchet : Originally made entirely of wood, it was rebuilt in stone after a fire. The mill, its mechanism and its dike are listed as Historic Monuments.


La plage du Vallion

Situated on the commune of Saint-Jouan des Guerêts, le Vallion is a small country beach on the banks of the Rance. The beach is embellished with a wooden pontoon and offers nice views on the other bank of the rance. 


Navigating on the Rance

From the tidal plant, set out to meet the banks of the river Rance. You will see old shipyards, fishing ports living to the rhythm of the comings and goings of boats. There are many walks, take the time to navigate on the Rance, a life-size change of scenery is within your reach!


Riding near the Oratory of Grainfollet

A unique ride to enjoy with your mount an exceptional panorama on the Rance. The Oratoire de Grainfollet, like a belvedere on the estuary of the Rance, will allow you to disconnect and reconnect with your horse. 

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