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Good Morning Everyone,

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This is Fort National, a fort on a tidal island a few hundred metres off the walled city of Saint-Malo. We visited it when we spent a few days a hotel in the old city.

It was built by the great military architect Vauban in 1689, to protect Saint-Malo's port. The fort was originally called Fort Royal. In 1789 the fort's name became Fort d'Îlette or Républicain, then Fort Impérial and, after 1870, Fort National.

It is possible to visit the fort when the fort is flying the French flag. Access is only possible at low tide during the period from 1 June to 30 September and on certain other days.

I knew there were some very interesting places to see in St. Malo and was not disappointed.

Thank you for your visit, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 295 N: 13875] (55036)
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