More info: Saint-Malo is a port city in Brittany, in the north west of France. Saint Malo is Built on a rock standing in a naturally defensive position at the mouth of the River Rance. Saint-Malo became notorious as the home of the corsairs, French privateers and sometimes pirates. It also became France's leading port for voyages of discovery to the New World.
In World War II, during fighting in late August and early September 1944, the historic walled city of Saint-Malo was almost totally destroyed by fires lit by German troops as well as American shelling and bombing. Saint-Malo was rebuilt over a 12-year period from 1948 to 1960.
Today, the city is a popular tourist centre, with a ferry terminal serving the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, as well as the Southern English settlements of Portsmouth, Hampshire and Poole, Dorset.