St-malo is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make St-malo one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. St-malo is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in St-malo or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of St-malo. Explore the historical monuments of St-malo with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this St-malo guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in St-malo page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical St-malo landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of St-malo.
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Porte Saint-Thomas, 35400 Saint-Malo, France
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The city walls were mostly built in the 18th century by French architect Vauban. There are multiple places (stairs) where you can climb up to or down from the walls. With fantastic views over the old town, the sea and the coast, this is easily the city’s most popular attraction. One of the more popular places to start the climb is at St. Thom...
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35400 St-Malo, France
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 rele...
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12 Rue Saint-Benoist, 35400 Saint-Malo, France
12:01 am - 12:00 am
This 12th century Roman Catholic monument was once the seat of the Bishop of Saint-Malo. Since it’s initial construction, it’s been rebuilt and added to, and you can clearly see influences of Gothic, High Gothic and Renaissance architecture. In WWII it was bombed and destroyed almost completely and had to be rebuilt – that took 20...
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5 Rue d'Asfeld, 35400 Saint-Malo, France
10:00 am - 05:30 pm
This 18th century house was once a pirate’s house. Or at least, a corsair that Britain considered a pirate, and France considered an effective patriot - François-AugusteMagon de la Lande. Take the guided tour – it’s fun and informative, and tells a story that frankly needs a movie to do it justice. Apart from the story thou...
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Fort de la Cited'Alet Saint-Servan 35400 Saint-Malo
02:30 pm - 06:00 pm
The Fort de la Citéd'Alet, was built in the 18th century, but became famous only after its Nazi occupation during WWII.
Today, one of the fort’s bunkers has been converted into a history museum. Tours of this museum are mandatorily guided. Occasionally, the museum will play a 45 minute war documentary in French (The Battle of St. Malo)...
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Chateau - 35400 Saint-Malo
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
This is the other half of the historical collection shared between the St. Malo Castle and the Solidor Tower. Most of it’s permanent exhibition is concerned with St. Malo’s most famous personalities, usually intellectuals or sailors. There’s a dungeon and a covered walkway. The first floor has a Gobelin’s tapestry, and a 17t...
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Les Cours Paris, 35120 Baguer-Morvan, France
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
If you’ve a desire to educate yourself about French country-life between 1850-1950, and how it evolved, this is the place for it. A large collection of agricultural materials and artefacts (of coopers, shoemakers and farmers) are set in a recreation of an old village. There’s meadows, farm animals, and even a free bowl of cider with you...