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Fort national

"With ten guns on each side, booming, full sail ... Twenty dams have done in spite of English and have surrendered their banners hundred nations at my feet". This famous poem might have been the corsair city emblem par excellence: Saint Malo. Although the letter of marque had been granted by the French State with many ships to attack enemy ships with justification, the corsairs of Saint Malo were given, in neutral situations, were given the license to loot and they become the biggest predators of the Canal de la Mancha. Fort National was witness to many of these episodes though it was built with the intention of defending the city from invasion from the mainland. The fort is on a peninsula which, at high tide, is surrounded by water, at these times you cannot approach it and the most you can do to is use the zoom of your camera.
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Historic monument

Classified as a historic monument, this seventeenth century fort is located opposite the beach of Saint Malo. It was built by the engineer Garangeau and designed by the military architect Vauban by the orders of King Louis XIV to defend the city from attacks. There´s a guided tour available in different languages ​​(during high season only). It´s only accessible at low tide but there´s a beautiful view of the bay, the historic wall and the entire city of Saint Malo. The fort is currently privately owned and is forbidden to enter without a guide. It´s additionally available for rent for celebrations, weddings, advertising, films, etc.
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Fort national

Constituting the main historical monument of Saint Malo extramural, Fort National is a remarkable building. Located at the northern tip of the city on a roché spur, it faces the castle of Duchess Anne, and was built entirely of granite in 1689 by Vauban and Simeon Garangeau, its architect. The access difficult at high tide is at your feet dry at low tide from the beach or the beach Malo of the spectrum, and we can then visit the underground and the fort.

Fort national

Constituant le principal monument historique de Saint Malo extramuros, le fort national est un édifice remarquable. Situé à la pointe Nord de la ville sur un éperon roché, il fait face au chateau de la duchesse Anne et fut construit, entièrement en granit, en 1689 par Vauban et Siméon de Garangeau, son architecte. L'accès, difficile à marée haute, se fait à pieds secs à marée basse depuis la plage Malo ou la plage de l'éventail, et l'on peut alors visiter les souterrains et l'enceinte du fort.
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Fort National Phone Number
0032 672466626
0032 672466626
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