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Fort National

Saint-Malo, France
+33 6 72 46 66 26
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Great 17th Century Structure to protect the town

Open from June to September a visit is essential. Most of the fortifications were aimed towards the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael O
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Be carefull with the time

A nice walk through the beach brings you to the Fort, but when you will return keep an eye to the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alicante, Spain
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Built in 1689 to protect the city.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (12 reviews)
“low tide” (16 reviews)
Saint-Malo, France
+33 6 72 46 66 26
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 low tide.

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice walk through the beach brings you to the Fort, but when you will return keep an eye to the see, Its possible that the see its high and you have to walk rough the water. In summer after 19 hours you get wet...More

Reviewed 3 weeks 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 5 September 2017

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 18 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 25 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
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