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Long cours et Cap Horniers (tour Solidor)
Ranked #13 of 64 things to do in Saint-Malo
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

If you have ever liked stories about pirates or travels (in pirate times) you will probably like it :)
There are many models of ships from different times. As in my childhood I read a lot of sea-travel books I watched these models with great pleasure it was a bit like taking me back to those times. Besides ship models there are also other pieces like bottles, equipment and so on. On your way you have a great view on the bay (by windows) and also from the top of the tower. I'm not sure if there is fee (probably yes), we were there on the so called 'patrimoine day in France'.

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Reviewed 29 August 2012

Situated in quiet St Servan, to the south of St Malo, le Tour Solidor has a fairytale quality. Inside, there is a maritime museum which is totally in french. That being said, it is still interesting to look around, but the highlight is the view from the balcony at the top of the tower, which gives panoramic views of the Rance river and the surrounding area. Tour Solidor is just next to a small beach with cafes nearby, so it's possible to spend a nice afternoon there.

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Reviewed 8 June 2012

This is in a nice area of St Malo which we visit on hired bicycles. Good cafes nearby, and sometimes a flea market. The museum itself is well laid out and informative.

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Reviewed 20 May 2012

This tower shows some of the maritime history of the area particularly the sailors who went around Cape Horn and to Canada - it is all in French and the little brochure in English sadly wasnt much help - BUT the view from the top of the tower is worth the climb - we are seniors but managed it well.

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Reviewed 12 May 2012

If you like ships and the history of shipping, this is a wonderful place. It is devoted to the history of ships which navigated Cape Horn for scientific and trading purposes.

There are some excellent model ships with detailed explanations of the development of shipbuilding, and the different types of mercantile trade, from the 1500's up to the 20th century.

You can get a guide leaflet in English at the ticket office, but you will get more out of the visit if you can read French as there are some detailed explanations within the display cases which are in French only.

There are some great views from the roof of the tower.

Thank Neatham
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