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Thrust out into the sea, bound to the mainland only by tenuous manmade causeways, romantic St-Malo—le cité corsaire, or "the pirates' city"—has built a reputation as a breeding ground for phenomenal sailors. Many were fishermen, but St-Malo's most famous sea dogs were corsairs, pirates paid by the French crown to harass the Limeys across the Channel. Robert Surcouf and Duguay-Trouin were just two of these privateers who helped make this town rich through piratical pillages. Today, the town has plenty of picturesque coastal sights.
St-Malo at a Glance
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