“There are a lot of people”: the city of Saint-Malo has found its vacationers

REPORTAGE – Despite the arrival of the sanitary pass and the capricious weather in July, the professionals of the corsair city draw up a “very positive” assessment of the season.

The show from the dike is worthy of a Saturday eve of August 15. On the one hand, the immense beach and the hundreds of colored towels placed on the sand. On the other hand, the many walkers flock to the historic city center.

There are a lot of people», Declares this ice cream parlor at the entrance to Porte Saint-Vincent. About thirty people gather in front of its stand and wait for the traditional holiday snack. Once inside the ramparts, a restaurateur makes the same observation: “We were very apprehensive, but I must say that we are very happy with the season“. And for good reason, between the gloomy weather in July and the implementation of the health pass, tourism professionals have started the biggest period of the year with some concerns. The owner of this creperie wants to be reassured, his restaurant “is full»And to his surprise, the QR code check«goes by itself“.

Fear of the new measures has given way to tourists who have organized themselves to be able to enjoy their holidays.

Laurence Bozzuffi, director of the Saint-Malo tourist office

The surprise»Is the watchword of these professionals

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