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Saint-Malo

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Saint-Malo it's been days since you've been captured by the French blue and blue and blue is all that has been in sight, but finally you
begin to see some land when your eyes land on the Fort in the middle of the water you know exactly where you've been taken Flag of Saint-Malo Geographical Location Northwestern France
Region of Brittany
on the English Channel
sub-prefecture of Ille-et-Vilaine Districts of Saint-Malo:
Saint Servan
Paramé Beginning of Saint-Malo Rance River runs through Saint-Malo Fort Aleth was built by Celtic tribes c. 1BC
Aleth the capital for Celtic people of Coriosolites fort aleth's entrance, located in st. servan Romans came and fortified the island c. 500AD
Saint Aaron and Saint Brendan established a monastery
Saint Brendan traveled to the Isle of the Blessed with Saint Maclou
Rocky island north of the Monastery was named Saint-Malo.
Saint Aaron died 544AD, Saint Maclou succeeded him, became the Bishop of Aleth, and ruled the district of Saint-Malo La Ville Intra-Muros La Ville Intra-Muros ramparts are a tourist attraction, go around the entire city
ramparts contain scattered statues of: Jacques Cartier, Chateaubriand, and others
in the middle ages, the motto was "Cave Canem/Beware of Dog" because at night dogs would be set loose in the streets and on the beaches Cathédrale Saint-Vincent de Saint-Malo in the center of the city
Romanesque and Gothic style
built in 1146 when Bishop Jean de Châtillon transferred his church
contains the remains of Jacques Cartier, Bishop Jean de Châtillon, and René Duguay-Trouin Château de Saint-Malo located inside the walls of the city, in the east
built in the fifteenth century
medieval style
castle stormed in 1590 by Malouins riot
liberation of Saint-Malo in 1944 damaged castle, later restored
historical monument as of 1886 Musée d’Histoire de la Ville et du Pays Malouin:
created in 1862
about the history and important figures of the city
contains more than 8000 pieces
is in the chapel, dungeon, and three levels of the large tower of the castle Pirates and Corsairs Up until the early seventeenth century, Malouins pillaged foreign ships in the English Channel for wealth this caused conflict between Saint-Malo and places like Brittany, France, and England
in 1403, the merchants/sailors/Malouins invaded and raided Plymouthand Yarmouth on the English coast
1590-1593, Saint-Malo declared their independence
in 1593, Saint-Malo was annexed to the Kingdom of France In the 17th and 18th Century, the King of France allowed them to go "coursing" and force enemy ships to pay to pass through
Duguay-Trouin
Surcouf both were privateers/corsairs Privateering/pirating ended in Saint-Malo around 1815 many restaurants, shops, and cafés Jacques Cartier Museum Musée Jacques Cartier an old manor house that Jacques Cartier lived in during the 15th and 16th centuries
Jacques Cartier is the man that discovered Canada
tells the history of Jacques Cartier and French exploration Les Malouinières Malouinières are homes, mansions, of ship owners and privateers. Malouinières are located in the countryside part of Saint-Malo
Symmetrical in their design
Have gardens
Have many acres of park
Most of the Malouinières are also museums Malouinière du Montmarin The Twentieth Century World War II: Saint-Malo was almost destroyed
Bombarded the walled city and the port and left 80% worth of damage Mémorial 39/45: located in the bunker of a German anti-airgun complex
built on an old fort (City of Alet)
about World War II and the area surrounding it
established in 1994 Grand Bé Petit Bé La Route du Rock Quick Facts Saint Malo is a port city
Major industries: fishing, boat-building, printing
Has two aquariums, one is postmodern tidal island at the mouth of the Rance River
during low tide, can be walked to from Saint-Malo
on the island are remains of a fort and the Chapel of Laurel (lated called Saint-Quen
the tomb of a Malouin writer and politician, François-René de Chateaubriand, is here smaller tidal island
can be reached during low tide from the Bon-Secours beach
built in the 17th Century to protect Saint-Malo from enemy ships became a historical monument in 1921 Festival has taken place, annually, in Saint-Malo since 1989-1990 begins in the day on the Emerald Coast of Saint-Malo
at night, the festival moves to the castle, on the 18th Century Fort-de-Saint-Pere
Thirty bands perform Sources http://www.saint-malo-tourisme.co.uk
http://www.st-malo.info
http://www.hdferries.co.uk/stmalo_background.htm
http://www.laroutedurock.com/festival-info/
http://www.ville-saint-malo.fr
http://www.laroutedurock.com/festival-info/
http://www.france-for-visitors.com Known Photo Credit:
Shelby Cruz
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