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Long cours et Cap Horniers (tour Solidor)

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Address: Quai Solidor, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
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Well worth a quick visit

This is a very cool tower in a picturesque location. Inside there is a nice Museum about the Cape Horners, including stories about their amazing voyages. Entry was 6 euros but... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2017
Ieuan E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

This is a very cool tower in a picturesque location. Inside there is a nice Museum about the Cape Horners, including stories about their amazing voyages. Entry was 6 euros but with your ticket you can also access some of the other nearby sites like the castle at saint marlo. Make sure you go out onto the top of the... More 

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Thank Ieuan E
Athens, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016

Not only is this a significant medieval site, but it is a great maritime museum. It is dedicated to those mariners from Saint-Malo who navigated there ships around Cape Horn. The views from the top are stunning. Its a long walk from Saint-Malo, or you can take a taxi.

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Seattle
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016

Several stories of small rooms with exhibits from the history of the area, look for the albatross and the tobacco pouches made from albatross feet. Labels are in French. English language brochure available at the entry. Ticket also gives you access to the "donjon" located in the walled city - we walked from one to the other, took a city... More 

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Thank SeattleSojourner
Porto Alegre, RS
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202 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2015

This place is magical! I've been here on a rainy day but when a got here... the sun showed up! It was spectacular!

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65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2015

A beautiful walk all over Cap Horniers and Tour Solidor, amazing view at the sea, Dinard and St Malo, and historic.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2015

I have been to this area so many times...it's probably my favorite part of the St Servan area of St Malo. Just a couple of bars and restaurants and lovely views across the bay. The tower itself is well worth a look too !

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2015

The Solidor is a strengthened keep with 3 linked towers located in the estuary of the river Rance. It was built between 1369-1382 by Jean IV the Duke of Brittany, to control the access to the river and the town of St.Malo. Over the centuries the tower lost it's military importance and became a prison. Now, it's a museum celebrating... More 

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Banff National Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2015

We went to this area for dinner at "la Cale" and went for a lovely evening walk and discovered this place. I would highly recommend visiting this place and enjoy the views along with your tour of the tower. We did not get to go inside as it was late at night. It costs 6.00 euros per adult.

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Brest, France
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2015

Loved the location and the layout of the museum. If you like seafaring stuff, this is great. Kids may find this a bit boring - more for adults. Run by volunteers and lots of interesting exhibits

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2014

An impressive tower. Worth a quick pit stop and take a picture while appreciating the panoramic views

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