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Fort National

Saint-Malo, France
+33 6 72 46 66 26
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Pretty Cool

We decided to pay and go inside to see the Fort. There is a ton of stuff to see, but it is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Possibly the wrong day...

It was raining like mad, we were wet and miserable, and Fort National offered little relief. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Neil W
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Built in 1689 to protect the city.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“low tide” (15 reviews)
Saint-Malo, France
+33 6 72 46 66 26
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We decided to pay and go inside to see the Fort. There is a ton of stuff to see, but it is impressive none the less and a worthwhile place to visit if you are there.

Thank squirrel979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was raining like mad, we were wet and miserable, and Fort National offered little relief. The interior of the blockhouse looked as if it might be interesting, but something tells me that wasn't part of the experience. A pity, because the rest of the...More

Thank Neil W
Reviewed 19 August 2017

There isn't a lot here but it is definitely worth a visit. it can be accessed at any tide level but definitely plan to get feet wet if tide it higher. Allow about 30-40 min. A small entrance fee 6euros is charged and you are...More

1  Thank Yvette B
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

There really is nothing inside that you can't see from outside. Takes 20 mins to wander around slowly.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This Fort stands on a little rock island that acted as a lighthouse yet it can be reached on foot until it is the lowest tide. It was then used to augment the defenses of the prosperous city of Saint-Malo, and was part of the...More

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

It is suitable for a shirt visit . The most interesting thing are the breathtaking views through the fort .

Thank Roubzita
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Decided to actually visit with Fort after numerous visits to St Malo and its iconic situation in the Bay. At low tide you are able to walk to the entrance and for 5 Euros have a look inside. Dogs are welcome. The walk is reasonably...More

Thank L C
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A nice historical building in the middle of the sea. Careful, it closes at 5PM, because after that time, the sea takes back the place.

Thank William D
Reviewed 15 April 2017

So I wasn't able to walk out to the Fort but seeing it from the town wall was a sight to see. It was constructed in 1689 to protect the harbor.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Taking a walk there during the low tide and enjoy peace & quiet, maybe a picnic? You will have a great view at the city from the seaside and the sound of the ocean in the back. One of the best picnics I"ve ever head!

Thank gaksei
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