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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  • October 2, 2017
    Beautiful moment, exhibition on St Malo interesting, amazing! A remake family to dream of pirates, boarding and hunting treasure!
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  • October 1, 2017
    Open from June to September a visit is essential. Most of the fortifications were aimed towards the old enemy Britain. Guided tours are probably a good idea but note you'll only be able to get in at l...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    We visited this fort during the European heritage days. They have to walk across the Bay at low tide to go join the fort (times on their website). Then you arrive at the fort and here I recommend the tour. The guides make visit the fort and tells you the history of this place and annecdotes on St-Malo. Very interesting. Nice view.
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  • October 8, 2017
    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.
  • August 14, 2017
    Good place to visit during Saint Malo city walk. Can be reached on foot during low tide.
  • May 23, 2017
    A beautiful fort, and crystal blue water around it... lovely.
  • March 10, 2017
    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.
  • September 15, 2016
    The most interesting thing about the fort is the view it gives of the coast and city.

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