Bouffay Square in Malestroit
|Intercommunality||Val d'Oust et de Lanvaux|
|o Mayor (2020–2026)||Bruno Gicquello|
|5.81 km2 (2.24 sq mi)|
|o Density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||10-95 m (33-312 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Malestroit (Breton: Malastred) is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France. The town is on the River Oust and part of the Nantes-Brest canal. It has several half-timbered houses.
Malestroit was on the Nantes-Brest canal although this is no longer completely navigable. However the section through the town in over 200 km long and barges moor up near the centre of Malestroit. It is possible to hire a boat to explore the waterway. The nearby village of St. Marcel houses a museum dedicated to the Breton Resistance movement. This is the place where a battle against the Nazis took place which was won by the Resistance fighters.
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