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Fort National, Saint-Malo

Categories: Historic Sites, Military Facilities, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 360+ 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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  • At high tide, the waves on the Fort clap, during low tide it is possible to reach dry ground to the Fort. Caution! be back before the flood, otherwise it's stuck 6 h.
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  • The fort is altogether very classic, but the narrative of the guide is worth a visit. A history of the island from the hard enamel of funny anecdotes about the exploits of Surcouf course transform the real comeback tour in time. It's nice to be in the depths of the island, lit only by a few torches, and learning the adventures of this fort draft dodger.
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  • excellent to learn about history, though a lot of steps very busy at weekends, and lots of coach parties in the week. take your time walking a few uneven steps 
  • Great to look at. Only open when the flag is flying.
  • I've been there last May.[2013,5] So enchanting place!
  • Pretty strong, but seen from a distance
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  • Magnificent view over the sea and Saint-Malo. Accessible at low tide. The visit was not open
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  • Here you must have been, but please bring a pair of binoculars itself, if you want to see everything, can you for the use of the $1st binoculars twosome eating out
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