When you visit St-Malo, you must visit the Solidor Tower. Located about ten minutes from your charming hotel in Saint-Malo, the Solidor Tower is a fortified keep with no less than three singular towers which impose their strength and elegance. A visit to the Solidor Tower will also allow you to discover the Saint-Servan district, a major cultural centre of the city of Saint-Malo.
Listed as a historical monument since July 1886, the Solidor Tower is one of the most emblematic architectural masterpieces of the corsair city. After a comfortable night in our Saint-Malo hotel and a hearty breakfast, you will certainly want to set out to conquer this impregnable keep which was built between 1369 and 1382 by Duke Jean IV of Brittany. Transformed into a prison in the 19th century, the Solidor Tower kept many priests, soldiers and statesmen locked up. But none of this awaits you in 2016! The Tour Solidor now houses a museum that will allow you to discover the history of the city and its penchant for navigation. A very rewarding moment in perspective!
Located less than three kilometres from the Hôtel de la Cité - a cheap hotel in Saint-Malo - the Tour Solidor houses the Long Cours et Cap Horniers museum, which was created in honour of the long-distance sailing trips. Several collections of objects and ship's instruments await you there; you will also learn more about the daily life of the sailors of the time.
If you're not too interested in the late 19th century nautical charts that form the museum's main asset, you can always admire the panoramic view from the top of the Solidor Tower. The outdoor walkway offers breathtaking views and you will feel as if you own the world! Before you leave, however, be sure to take a look at the pastel by Henri Arondel (1827-1900). Believe us, it's worth a look! Our hotel is at your disposal and has many ideas for excursions in and around Saint-Malo.
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