La Tour Solidor - Saint-Malo, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 48° 38.033 W 002° 01.567
30U E 571752 N 5387215
Quick Description: [EN] The Solidor tower is a fortified keep consisting of three towers joined by small curtains. [FR] La tour Solidor est un donjon fortifié composé de trois tours réunies par de petites courtines.
Location: Bretagne, France
Date Posted: 8/22/2017 4:16:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMWE6F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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Long Description:

Solidor tower was built at the end of the 14th century by the Duke of Brittany to watch the Rance estuary and the nearby town of Saint Malo.

It replaces an older building itself built on the site of a Roman fort. The tower was decommissioned in the 18th century, then transformed into a prison. It now houses a maritime museum.

Sources : La Tour

Cernée par les flots, la tour Solidor a été construite à la fin du XIVe siècle par le duc de Bretagne pour surveiller l'estuaire de la Rance et la ville voisine de Saint Malo.

Elle remplace un édifice plus ancien lui même bâti sur l'emplacement d'un fortin romain. La tour a été déclassé au XVIIIe siècle, puis transformée en prison. Elle abrite aujourd'hui un musée maritime.

Sources : La Tour

Address:
Quai Sébastopol - Saint-Servan
Saint-Malo, Bretagne France
35400


Open to the public: Yes

Hours:
The tower and museum is: - open from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm. - closed on Mondays and public holidays from 1 October to 31 March. La tour et le musée est : - ouvert de 10h à 12h et 14h à 18h. - fermé le lundi et les jours fériés du 1er octobre au 31 mars.


Fees?:
Price for adults: 6,00 € Rate child 8 years to 18 years: 3,00 € Student fee: 3,00 € Adult group: 4.80 € Free for job seekers. Tarif adultes : 6,00 € Tarif enfant 8 ans à 18 ans : 3,00 € Tarif étudiant : 3,00 € Groupe adulte : 4.80 € Gratuit pour les demandeurs d'emplois.


Web link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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