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Fort National, Saint-Malo
(4/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Fort National on your holiday in Saint-Malo, and find out what else Saint-Malo has to offer, use our Saint-Malo travel itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Amazing town this! Well worth visiting this place. Perfect for groups of friends or just couples. I highly recommend it 
  • Worth knowing the fortified city. Beautiful very well preserved buildings and several attractions for all tastes within. for a great view of the skyline
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  • still a nice walk at low tide in this city of the corsairs. A beautiful Vauban construction surrounded by rocks
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  • The most interesting thing about the fort is the view it gives of the coast and city.
  • The only lovely thing about this place is everything around it.
  • Great to look at. Only open when the flag is flying.
  • I've been there last May.[2013,5] So enchanting place!
  • truly a beautiful location. Abandoned the walls and enter on these cliffs are accessible at low tide. Go figure in those who lived there and what image they could spot.
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