Malestroit
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Malestroit
Malestroit

Malastred
Bouffay Square in Malestroit
Bouffay Square in Malestroit
Coat of arms of Malestroit
Coat of arms
Location of Malestroit
Malestroit is located in France
Malestroit
Malestroit
Malestroit is located in Brittany
Malestroit
Malestroit
Coordinates: 47°48?38?N 2°22?56?W / 47.8106°N 2.3822°W / 47.8106; -2.3822Coordinates: 47°48?38?N 2°22?56?W / 47.8106°N 2.3822°W / 47.8106; -2.3822
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentMorbihan
ArrondissementVannes
CantonMoréac
IntercommunalityVal d'Oust et de Lanvaux
Government
 o Mayor (2020–2026) Bruno Gicquello[1]
Area
1
5.81 km2 (2.24 sq mi)
Population
(2017-01-01)[2]
2,456
 o Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
56124 /56140
Elevation10-95 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.[3]

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Malestroit, whose inhabitants are known in French as Malestroyens, are twinned with the town of Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders.[4]

Tourism

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.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Maires du Morbihan" (PDF). Préfecture du Morbihan. 7 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Malestroit". Brittany tourism. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Welcome to Jedburgh and District Twinning Association | Online Borders". onlineborders.org.uk. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Malestroit Property Listings and Info". www.frenchpropertylinks.com. Retrieved .

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