SAINT-MALO: Quand la mer s’évade

Saint-Malo en Ille et Vilaine offre un spectacle magique dont la Bretagne a le secret à marée basse pendant les vacances de Fevrier. Decouvrez les portes, les forts et les bastions. Véritable forteresse, Saint-Malo se targue de n’avoir jamais été conquise. Saint-Malo doit son nom au moine gallois Mac Low qui, vers le VIe siècle, devint évêque d’Alet, berceau antique de la ville actuelle fondée au milieu du XIIe siècle sur un îlot rocheux voisin.

Reportage HD – TV Quiberon 24/7 – 10 Fevrier 2015
St Malo is named after the Welsh monk Mac Low, became in the sixth century bishop of Alet, ancient cradle of the modern city, founded in the mid-twelfth century, on a rocky island neighbour.
From the thirteenth century, inhabitants of Saint-Malo captured enemies’ ships.
In 1308, they had a sworn town, and then, from 1395 to 1415, they give the King of France, Charles VI, who granted them with portuary franchises. In the late fifteenth century, Anne de Bretagne, by his successive marriages with Charles VIII and Louis XII, annexed the Duchy of Brittany to the Kingdom of France.