Solidor Tower (tour Solidor) is a strengthened keep with three linked towers, located in the estuary of the river Rance. It was built between 1369 and 1382 by John V, Duke of Brittany (i.e. Jean IV in French) to control access to the Rance at a time when the city of Saint-Malo did not recognize his authority. Over the centuries the tower lost its military interest and became a jail. It is now a museum celebrating Breton sailors exploring Cape Horn.

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Founded: 1369-1382
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Pierre Dumont (21 months ago)
Visite obligatoire pour connaître la vie des marins au long cour
mira Budzyn (2 years ago)
Très bel extérieur. N'avons pas visité le musée en lui même puisque payant. Avons fait le circuit externe
emeline bouttier (2 years ago)
Très beau musée, dommage que le personnel soit aussi désagréable. Une femme brune nous a mal parlé j'en ai parlé à une connaissance qui m'a confié qu'il avait également eu des remarques concernant cette femme. Elle ne devrait pas être au contact du public !
Jean-Christophe B. (2 years ago)
Très charmant à marée basse (pas eu l'occasion de voir à marée haute). On a pu se balader sur la portion de plage découverte.
Sherlie Jr. (2 years ago)
Musée très intéressant. Pas de visite guidée mais chaque objet est documenté. On apprend de nombreuses choses sur l'histoire des marins et des bateaux. Vue magnifique tout en haut de la tour.
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