A short trip to Saint-Malo

 Saint-Malo is a historic walled port city and commune in Brittany on the English Channel coastline of northwestern France, founded by Gauls in the 1st century B.C. It is a subprefecture of the Ille-et-Vilaine. Traditionally known for its independent streak, Saint-Malo was in the past notorious for privateering (the "cité corsaire"). Today the city is a major tourist destination, with many ancient structures.

In World War II, during fighting in late August and early September 1944, the historic walled city of Saint-Malo was almost totally destroyed by American shelling and bombing as well as British naval gunfire. Saint-Malo was rebuilt over a 12-year period from 1948–60.








François-René de Chateaubriand (1768–1848), writer (Born on Saint-Malo)

Fort National, built in 1689 to protect Saint-Malo's port (Plage de l'Eventail)

Plage de l'Eventail


The walled city (La Ville Intra-Muros)





Porte Saint Vincent       -          Hotel de Ville



Grand Porte









City walls (Porte des Champs-Vauverts)







Statut de Jacques Cartier (1491–1557) was a Breton explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France.










Porte de Dinan


Plage du Môle

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