St Malo, Brittany, France

Saint-Malo became notorious as the home of the corsairs, French privateers and sometimes pirates. The corsairs of Saint-Malo not only forced English ships passing up the Channel to pay tribute, but also brought wealth from further afield. In World War II, during fighting in late August and early September 1944, the historic walled city of Saint-Malo was almost totally destroyed by American shelling and bombing as well as British naval gunfire. Saint-Malo was rebuilt over a 12-year period from 1948–60.

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The city walls of the walled city of St Malo

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Guard tower on the city wall of the walled city
Stone cross on the city wall of the walled city
Wooden wave breakers

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The city walls of the walled city
The city walls of the walled city and flower garden
St Vincent Cathedral

 

 

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