Fort la Reine

Fort la Reine

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    The bastion called Fort La Reine was originally an artillery battery called bastion du Cheval-Blanc, built on the orders of Vauban in 1694 after the first Anglo-Dutch bombing against the city. This work was raised to its current level during the works of the fourth increase in the city (1737-1744) which gave the curtain which connects it to the castle with the Saint-Thomas gate. It then took its current name. The bastion faces Fort National built from 1689 on the rock of L’Islet, which is the closest to the city. Offshore is the fort of La Conchée, which began in 1692 to defend the entrance pass to the Fosse aux Normands. The latter is considered the masterpiece of the Vauban maritime forts. Towards the south-west rises the islet of Grand Bé. The tomb of François-René de Chateaubriand (Saint-Malo, 1768 - Paris, 1848) stands out at its northeastern end. On the city side, the reconstructed buildings of the National School of the Merchant Marine are located on the site of a first castle, called "Le château Gaillard". The latter was built during the first annexation of the city of Saint-Malo by the King of France Charles VI (1395-1415). This structure was dismantled towards the end of the 16th century after the completion of the new castle. In 1616, a Benedictine convent (Notre-Dame de la Victoire) was established there. Some arches of the old cloister are still visible, as well as the spire of the bell tower of the old church rebuilt in 1959. For English see mairie-saintmalo.blogspot.com/2011/08/fort-la-reine_18 .html

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    • June 1, 2020

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