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Fort National

60 Chaussée du Sillon, 35400 Saint-Malo, France

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About Fort National

Fort National is a beautiful fort that was located on a tidal island a few hundred meters off the walled city of Saint-Malo. The great military architect Vauban had built it in 1689 to protect Saint-Malo's port.  It was originally called Fort Royal. In 1789 Its name became Fort d'Îlette or Républicain, then Fort Impérial and, after 1870, Fort National. This was originally the site of a beacon that was lit at night to act as a lighthouse. One of the main attractions in this area which attracts a


Attractions near Fort National

Saint-Malo Cathedral0.63km from Fort National

An ancient cathedral which was one of the  Benedictine Abbey built in  Romanesque style in the 12th century. The architecture of this church is truly wonderful and it gives an idea about the architectural intelligence of ancient times. there are tombs of Jacques Cartier and Duguay-Trouin in the chapel. It was one of the main pilgrimage centres in this area and also one of the famous tourist attraction too.

Grand Bé0.79km from Fort National

One of the small and beautiful islands in Bri8tanny. It was least used and was largely destroyed during World War II, and was not rebuilt. Today it is best known as the location of the tomb of one of St-Malo's favorite sons, the romantic writer/diplomat/soldier François-René de Chateaubriand. At low tide, the island can be reached on foot from the nearby Bon-Secours beach. On the island are the remains of an ancient fort.

Solidor Tower2.34km from Fort National

The majestic Solidor tower was built from 1369 to 1382 on a rocky ledge overlooking the outlet of the Rance. It is a dungeon composed of three towers connected by curtain walls. Listed as a Historic Monument in 1886, the Solidor Tower has been home to the Long Course Museum and Cap Hornier since 1970. One of the main attractions in this area and it attracts a lot of tourists.

Cézembre4.3km from Fort National

A beautiful island located in Brittany which is famous for its sandy beach that was facing Saint-Malo. It is an ideal place for so many water adventure activities and also the island is uninhabited but there are some remains of the buildings of the older times. One of the nice place which was calm and quiet where you can spend some nice time enjoying the beach and natural beauty.

Grand Aquarium Saint Malo4.48km from Fort National

One of the beautiful aquarium which will let you discover life under the ocean waves in total immersion. You’ll be surrounded by sharks and giant turtles in the ‘Anneau des mers’ underwater viewing tunnel. More than 6,000 underwater species are there at the Grand Aquarium. 360,000 people visit this site each year making it the second most visited tourist site in Brittany.

Rance9.75km from Fort National

A beautiful river in northern France which was used by the Rance Tidal Power Station and is located in a nice area and the banks of this river is a nice picnic location. You can spend time fishing and also by so many other activities. It flows for 60 kilometers past Dinan to form an estuary on the Brittany coast of the English Channel at Saint-Malo, here the world’s first large-scale tidal plant, using flood and ebb tides to generate electricity, was completed in 1967.

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Brittany is the farthest west of the regions of Metropolitan France. It is named after the historic and geographic region of Brittany