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During the Middle Ages, Saint-Malo became notorious as the home of the corsairs, French privateers and sometimes pirates. The corsairs of Saint-Malo not only forced English ships passing up the Channel to pay tribute, but also brought wealth from further afield. Jacques Cartier, who sailed the Saint Lawrence River and visited the sites of Quebec City and Montreal — and is thus credited as the discoverer of Canada, lived in and sailed from Saint-Malo, as did the first colonists to settle the Falklands – hence the islands' French name Ξles Malouines, which gave rise to the Spanish name Islas Malvinas.

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As this happens to be the 700th TE upload from Saint-Malo, it makes sense to show something else than the walled city (which is fantastic, of course). As you can see, the old corsairs' canons are still standing on the fortified ramparts, and my (old) Canon was there too... :)

Taken during the high tide, focal length 125.

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