Malestroit is also known as the 'pearl of the west', which indicates something of its attractiveness. Its old quarters are exceptionally well preserved with gabled merchant houses of stone and timber. The church of St-Gilles is also worth a look. It was originally built in the 12th century, and modified in the 16th century.
The village is on the Nantes-Brest Canal and makes an ideal starting point for strolls/cycles along the canal towpath.

In summer you can hire a motor boat from Canal Loc56 - boats take up to five persons.

Not far west is the Musee de la Resistance Bretonne, an open air museum that tells the story of Brittany's part in WW2.

On Thursday mornings a large market fills the church square offering huge quantities of local seafood and regional produce.
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