Malestroit

Malestroit (Breton: Malastred) is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France.

Malestroit

Malastred
Bouffay Square in Malestroit

Coat of arms
Location of Malestroit
Malestroit
Malestroit
Coordinates: 47°48′38″N 2°22′56″W
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentMorbihan
ArrondissementVannes
CantonMoréac
IntercommunalityVal d'Oust et de Lanvaux
Government
  Mayor (2008—2014) Bernard Miloux
Area
1
5.81 km2 (2.24 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,578
  Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  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.

Demographics

Inhabitants of Malestroit are called in French Malestroyens.

Tourism

The Nantes Brest canal is a delightful place to spend a little time, and you can watch the barges as they moor up near the centre of Malestroit. It is possible to hire a boat yourself to explore the waterway, and this is a pleasant and different way to discover the area. The nearby village of St. Marcel is an interesting spot to visit, and it houses a museum dedicated to the Breton Resistance movement. This is located on the ground where a battle against the Nazis took place, the battle having been won by the Resistance fighters.

See also

References


  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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