Walled City

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Walled City information

Lonely Planet review

St-Malo's first inhabitants originally lived in St-Servan but later moved to this former island, which became linked to the mainland by the sandy isthmus of Le Sillon in the 13th century. For the best views of the walled city, stroll along the top of the ramparts, constructed at the end of the 17th century under the military architect Vauban, and measuring just over a mile. There's free access at several places, including all the main city gates.