Fort National, Saint-Malo

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Accessible on foot only at low tide, Fort National invites you to cross a drawbridge leading to the old walled city of Saint-Malo. The tour of the 1689 bastion made with granite walls helps you relive three centuries of military life at the fort. Visit the imposing cistern in the dungeon, the ammunition store, and the recreation of the legendary maritime attacks of pirates and privateer Robert Surcouf. When the French flag is raised, you know the fort is open. Put Fort National into our Saint-Malo trip app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Saint-Malo.
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  • the walls are beautiful alleys tiles us are discover beautiful alleys and shops
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  • He became German prison, during the 2nd World War and hundreds of Islanders and foreigners were detained were in animal conditions. Towards the end of the war, a rain of bombs fell on st Malo and 20 of these prisoners were killed by American shells.
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  • The fort is reachable on foot from the beach of the Groove at low tide. Can't visit the Interior of the fort off season. However, allows good views of Saint Malo.
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  • Looks awesome from the outside, unfortunately is closed after 30th September, so I wasn't able to see it from the inside. I found it very fascinating, that you can get there just at some time of the day, when the water is low.
  • Good place to visit during Saint Malo city walk. Can be reached on foot during low tide.
  • It offers an absolutely stunning view of the cost and the walled city of Saint malo. At the same time the fort also looks magnificent amist the crystal blue water.
  • A beautiful fort, and crystal blue water around it... lovely.
  • The most interesting thing about the fort is the view it gives of the coast and city.
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