8 Sights in Saint-Malo, France (with Map and Images)
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1. Cathédrale Saint-Vincent
Saint-Malo Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Cathedral located in Saint-Malo, Brittany, France. The church was founded in dedication to Saint Vincent of Saragossa and is a national monument of France. It was built in a mix of Roman and Gothic styles during the episcopacy of Jean de Châtillon (1146-1163) on the site of an ancient church founded in the 7th century. The cathedral suffered damage during World War II when the steeple toppled onto the Sacred Heart Chapel. An organ which had been built in 1893 by Louis Debierre was destroyed. On 21 May 1972, after 28 years of work, a ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of the restoration. It is a stop on the Tro Breizh, a Catholic pilgrimage that links the towns of the seven founding saints of Brittany.
2. Étoile du Roy
Étoile du Roy, formerly Grand Turk, is a three-masted sixth-rate frigate, designed to represent a generic warship during the Age of Sail, with her design greatly inspired by HMS Blandford. The ship was built in Marmaris, Turkey, in 1996 to provide a replica of a frigate for the production of the ITV series adapted from the novels about Royal Navy officer Horatio Hornblower by C. S. Forester. Nowadays the tall ship is used mainly in sailing events, for corporate or private charter, and for receptions in her spacious saloon or on her deck. In 2010 the French company Étoile Marine Croisières, based at Saint-Malo, Brittany, purchased the ship and renamed her Étoile du Roy.
3. Grand Aquarium - Saint-Malo
The Great Aquarium – Saint-Malo is an aquarium in Saint-Malo, France. It opened in 1996 and now belongs to the group Compagnie des Alpes, which also owns many other parks in France and Europe. The aquarium houses 11,000 marine animals representing 600 species. It covers 4,000 square metres (43,000 sq ft) and holds 2,500,000 litres (660,000 US gal) of water . 360,000 people visit this site each year making it the second most visited tourist site in Brittany.
4. Musée international du Long-Cours Cap-Hornier
The Long-Cours Cap-Hornier International Museum, created by the curator of the museums of Saint-Malo, Dan Lailler, is located in the district of Saint-Servan in the city of Saint-Malo in Ille-et-Vilaine. It closes its doors permanently in November 2019. A maritime museum project, taking up the old collections, is due to see the light of day in 2024.
Wikipedia: Musée international du Long-Cours Cap-Hornier (FR)
5. Tombeau de François René de Chateaubriand
The tomb of Chateaubriand is the tomb where is buried François-René de Chateaubriand, famous French writer born in Saint-Malo on September 4, 1768 and died in Paris on July 4, 1848. It is located on the islet of Grand Bé, in Saint-Malo, his hometown. The tomb has been classified as a historical monument since 1954.
6. Maison du Peuple
The Maison du Peuple de Saint-Malo is a building built in 1920 in Saint-Malo on the plans of Edmond Eugène Mantrand. It consists of a pavilion located at 13, avenue Jean-Jaures, and a village hall built in its extension at the back. The ensemble has been listed as a historical monument since 16 November 2011.
7. Château de Saint-Malo
The castle of Saint-Malo is a building built between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries and located east of the walled city of Saint-Malo in Brittany (France). The castle was built by the Dukes of Brittany to ensure their authority over the city of Saint-Malo.
8. Château de la Chipaudière
The Malouinière de la Chipaudière, also called Château de la Chipaudière, built in Paramé, a commune that merged with Saint-Malo, is one of the largest malouinières, these pleasure homes built by shipowners of Saint-Malo.
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