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Address: Chateau, 35400 Saint-Malo, France
Phone Number: 0033 2 99 407157
Description: A museum on the history of this small coastal city, with exhibits on its...
A museum on the history of this small coastal city, with exhibits on its famous residents, such as Jacques Cartier.
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A Fortified Castle & Museum In One!

The fortified Castle of Saint-Malo was built by the Dukes of Brittany to protect the city from 1424 to the18th C. The large tower in the shape of a horseshoe is 35m high and has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The fortified Castle of Saint-Malo was built by the Dukes of Brittany to protect the city from 1424 to the18th C. The large tower in the shape of a horseshoe is 35m high and has six levels and two watchtowers offering great panoramic views of the city walls, sea, beach and marina. The four other towers were constructed later on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a very interesting castle-fort with a museum that has many levels and great views. There are a lot of steps, so be ready for walking up and down many stone steps. If you are up to it, go to the very top where you could walk outside along the edge of the top of the citadel for great... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Worth a visit just to see the inside of the Chateau. Some interesting sections on the relationship between France and Canada. Didn't go right to the top of the tower as the steps are very steep and narrow, but the views from the lower gallery are excellent.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This museum provides documents showing the life of the sailors who headed for Terre neuve in search of cod fishing. Many photos of their difficult living, model boats, maps. The views from the top are great, especially of the bay, remparts and beaches.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Housed in the old Chateau, this museum tells among other things the story of the exploration of Canada by French seafarers. Model boats, weapons, maps.... Not your kind of thing? Well, the views from the top are super, but be warned, there are lots of steep steps to climb.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Lots to see and the combined ticket gets you free into the sister museum in Saint Servan which is a nice fifteen minute walk from the town centre. My 12 tear old was genuinely interested so I was pleasantly surprised because a lot of these museums tend to bore kids.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The exhibits are a random hodge-podge that are supposed to relate the history of the city but are really a jumbled assortment of artwork, ship models, furniture, etc. It's a disjointed display. The only worthwhile item was the view from the top floor at the look out tower.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

I like museums, and as we have stayed in S malo lots of times, we eventually visited this museum which was next to the hotel we were staying in. The views from the top are magnificent and worth the climb. Glad we didn't take the children when they were small as it would have put them off museums. There are... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We were disapointed by our trip the museum. The staff were non existent and nothing was in english. Views from the top are worth seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

The Musee du Chateau focuses on the nautical history of St Malo, and has many interesting exhibits of ship-related items from some hundreds of years ago. There are also many model ships and paintings of ships. The most interesting room is devoted to the Breton cod-fishing industry in the 19th and early 20th century. There are artifacts from the fishing... More 

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Address: Chateau, 35400 Saint-Malo, France
Phone Number: 0033 2 99 407157
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Saint-Malo

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