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“Cold and breezy day, and visit only given in French” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fort National

Fort National
Saint-Malo, France
06 72 46 66 26
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Ranked #12 of 41 things to do in Saint-Malo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Built in 1689 to protect the city.
cork
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Cold and breezy day, and visit only given in French”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Its ok for a walk out to the Fort - but there isn't really anything that interesting to see and you could get the history from any local tourist office. Nothing special - and they are quite sarcastic about the brits!!!! not a good idea with tourism in mind!!

Visited May 2013
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  • Dutch first
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UK
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Reviews in 98 cities Reviews in 98 cities
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“Nice commentary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Our guided tour of the Fort National was excellent. Our guide was interesting and amusing. There are printed sheets for non-French speakers. Make sure you check the opening times before going out to the fort as it is inaccessible at high tide. The Tourist Office just outside the walls has a list of opening times.

Visited May 2013
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Landstuhl, Germany
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Beautiful views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

The views to this are amazing from the city walls of St. Malo. Especially with sunshine. We didn't have time to cross over and see it up close.

Visited March 2013
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Newport, S.wales
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“spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Views out to sea and back to the beaches and shore were also breathtaking.
Amazing to think much of it had to be rebuilt after WWII bombings and everyhing looks like its been there for millennia.

Visited October 2012
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kuala lumpur
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“Great view and nice eateries”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Walked along the fort on a clear day and the views were amazing. The sea, the beaches, the cruise ships and boats surrounding the fort was a sight.
Inside the fort, there were many eateries serving great food and there was one selling local pastries which was really good and obviously very populor.
Several old buildings with newer ones provided a mixed feeling of medieval and modern times.
An interesting place to visit indeed.

Visited September 2012
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