Le fort national sera fermé lors des journées du patrimoine du 19 et 20 septembre
The History of the Fort National of St Malo
A Fort to Defend St Malo
Former Fort Royal, Fort National was built in 1689 by engineer Siméon Garengeau according to plans made by Vauban and under the orders of King Louis XIV, along the ramparts of St Malo which it defended.
On the beach, at the foot of the Fort, when Chateaubriand (1768-1848) was a kid, he used to climb the breakwaters and to run into the waves with his friends. He explained in his memoir " Mémoires d’Outre-Tombe " that...