Fort National Saint-Malo, Show all 52 places in FRANCE » FRANCE52
- 60 Chau. du Sillon, 35400 Saint-Malo, France
Adults - 5 €
Child ( 6 - 16 years old ) -3 €
- * - opening and closing times as well as entrance prices, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
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#History , #Architecture
The engineering mastermind Vauban drew up plans for this forward bastion on the Îlette rock at the western end of Plage du Sillon.
It bears his tell-tale star configuration, and was the final piece in Saint-Malo’s defensive puzzle, conceived to protect the city from the British navy.
It did just this job in 1693 when it helped to fend off an Anglo-Dutch attack.
Much later it became a makeshift prison for the German forces in the last days of their occupation in 1944. The fortress is open in the summer for tours, and is a perfect document of 17th-century military design.
You’ll know when you come for a look around because the French tricolour will be flying.