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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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  • The fort is really the must-see at St-Malo because it offers a spectacular view on the immense sea, blue and clear, under the sun it's simply breathtaking! 
  • We walked on the wall watching the gulf,the ferries and many Sea Gulls whoe enjoed being pictred from very close.You may get real impression with the tied of the Sea Water level. 
  • A guided tour to learn of the privateers and military life, and the function of the buildings.
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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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