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Malestroit

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

Malestroit - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan
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Born in 987, the Millennium city rich in historical events and cultural mesmerizes visitors to its many charms. Formerly a pilgrimage to Compostela, this small town with character in the story came at the signing of a truce of many of the Hundred Years War in the Chapel of the Madeleine by the kings of France and England . The medieval stalls, Intramuros, are fine examples of the expansion and prosperity that gripped Malestroit, became one of the nine baronies of Britain in the late Middle Ages. Economic activity was essentially built around the textile industry (flax, hemp?), Leather and building materials (sand, tuff, slate?) From Pays de la Loire. But this time there was no question of borrowing the freeways! It was thanks to the Canal from Nantes to Brest and its surroundings through Malestroit that this work could be done. Beautiful Canal from Nantes to Brest: real economic artery, it was dug in the early 19th century and travels throughout Central Brittany. Today, its mission is more than tourism and is a delight for fans of river tourism. The passage remains a beautiful flower locks unusual sight over the water. But, back to the heart of the city that leaves no one indifferent. The eyes of visitors continue to move the church of St. Gilles, the Romanesque and Gothic mansions of the rich-timbered and carved beams. Underfoot, tiny cobbled alleyways and guide them in its history and splendor. It is for such legacies and efforts that Malestroit entered the circle of 19 Small Cities of Character of Britain. Furthermore, in recognition of the Canal from Nantes to Brest, Malestroit opened the doors of a House of Water and Fisheries, near the Lock.

Geographical information

MunicipalityMalestroit
Postcode56140
Tourism label
Latitude47.8101730 (N 47° 48’ 37”)
Longitude-2.3833390 (W 2° 23’ 0”)
AltitudeFrom 10m to 95m
Surface area5.81 km²
Population2610 inhabitants
Density449 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVannes (41 km, 33 min)
Insee code56124
IntercommunalityCC du Val d'Oust et de Lanvaux
DepartmentMorbihan
RegionBrittany

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Marcel3.1 km (6 min)
Missiriac4.3 km (7 min)
Saint-Laurent-sur-Oust6 km (8 min)
Bohal6.2 km (9 min)
Saint-Abraham7.7 km (10 min)
Ruffiac8.1 km (8 min)
Pleucadeuc8.1 km (10 min)
Saint-Congard8.3 km (9 min)
Caro8.5 km (13 min)
Val-d'Oust9.7 km (11 min)
Sérent10.2 km (11 min)
Montertelot10.7 km (13 min)
Molac11.4 km (13 min)
Saint-Guyomard12.2 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments

Events and festivities

Photos

The Oust
The Oust
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The commune
The commune
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The town hall
The town hall
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The Nantes-Brest Canal and the Greenway
The Nantes-Brest Canal and the Greenway
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The commune
The commune
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The Oust
The Oust
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The Oust
The Oust
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The Oust
The Oust
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Malestroit Street
Malestroit Street
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The Oust
The Oust
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The commune
The commune
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The commune
The commune
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The commune
The commune
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The monastery
The monastery
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Saint-Gilles Church
Saint-Gilles Church
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The interior of Saint-Gilles church
The interior of Saint-Gilles church
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Ruins of the Chapel of La Madeleine
Ruins of the Chapel of La Madeleine
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Ruins of the Chapel of La Madeleine
Ruins of the Chapel of La Madeleine
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Weather

Saturday 24 february
Min. -4°C - Max. 5°C
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Sunday 25 february
Min. -4°C - Max. 5°C
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Monday 26 february
Min. -4°C - Max. 3°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Narrated Walk in the Brocéliande Forest
Entertainment13 € Tréhorenteuc (23 km)
Tandem parachute jump from a helicopter
Sports sensations280 € to 290 € Monterblanc (28 km)
Interactive Visit of the Brocéliande Door of Secrets
Culture and education8 € Paimpont (28 km)
Guided cruise to Arz Island or Moines Island
Nature and the great outdoors16 € Vannes (34 km)
Golf lesson at La Bretesche Academy
Sports sensations18 € to 350 € Missillac (40 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Popinettes Trail, Questembert
HikeIntermediate3h20Questembert (17.5 km)
Langroëz Trail la vraie-croix
HikeEasy2h20La Vraie-Croix (18.1 km)
Grand Val Trail-caden
HikeAthletic5h00Caden (21 km)
Butte du Dran loop
HikeEasy3h30Guer (22 km)
Oyon Valley loop
HikeIntermediate4h45Guer (22 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

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