Fort NationalCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 35400 St-Malo, France
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-672466626
- Ticket Price: 5 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Fort
Fort National - Review
The island on which this Fort stands is called Îlette. Once, a lighthouse stood here, and an execution ground. Later, in the 17th century, under the King’s orders, they built a fort here to augment the city’s defences. In WWII, they fort was taken over by Nazis who briefly held over a hundred locals prisoner; these were later released. These stories, and other tales of military life at the fort will be narrated to you. Though it’s a famous monument, and you can visit it easily during summer, there’s not much to do here. The only way to see the fort is by enrolling in a guided tour. Call the attraction to arrange for one.
Fort National Information
- You can only visit the island at low tide.
Fort National Ticket Prices
- EUR 3 – 6-16 years of age
- Free for under 6
- EUR 4 for groups of adults
Fort National Hours
- Opening hours may vary widely from day to day and month to month. For extensive timing information, check the PDF on the attraction website.
- Largely closed October – March, with only a few open days before June.
- Guided tours, which are mandatory, last about 40 minutes.
How To reach Fort National by Public Transport
- Walk to the fort at low tide.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Fort National
95% of people who visit St-malo include Fort National in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
46.45% of people start their Fort National visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Fort National
91.69% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort National
Fort National Trips
Fort National, St-malo Reviews
Worth a visit if you are interested in the military history of St Malo and/or Vauban architecture. Guided or unguided visits possible, same price though. Has some beautiful views of the sea, island fortifications and the walled city of St Malo.
Looks great from the outside and only Eur5 entry. You only spend half hour having a little walk about. Not much going on really. You also have to walk over rocky ground to get to the entrance which is not ideal for everyone.
Excellently preserved historical monument well worth seeing. Good views of St. Malo.
Incredible place. Beautiful and remote.
Interesting place with great views of the city.