Demeure de Corsaire

St Malo
Brittany
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Known in English as the Privateer's House, the Demeure de Corsaire was the magnificent residence of François-Auguste Magon, a director of the French East India Company. On display are coins, weapons and pirate chests from the 19th century. Take the guided tour by the owner of the house who will show you hidden staircases, stately salons, and, underneath the house, the cellars where prisoners were held during the bloody Revolution.

 

Nearby attractions

St Malo cathedral has undergone several renovations and repairs over the centuries, particularly after it was bombed during the Second World War.

If you want to explore the history of St Malo without all the walking, take the Vagabond, a small train that travels through the streets of Intra-Muros on a 30 minute tour.

The medieval heart of the city, Intra Muros means 'within the walls' and is the ancient walled town of St Malo.

The city's impressive medieval castle, the Château de St Malo, was once owned by the Dukes of Brittany. Today, it houses the town museum in its great keep.

Places to visit nearby

The beautiful city of St Malo in Brittany curves out to sea on a stunning natural harbour that has created some of the best sandy beaches on the Emerald Coast.

Dinard in Brittany is a fashionable seaside resort that first came to popularity during the Belle Epoque of the 19th century.

Dinan in Brittany is a charming riverside town, full of medieval history, with a 13th century castle and ramparts that encircle this well-preserved sanctuary where time has stood still.

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