Waves hit houses in Saint-Malo, France, an unusual breakwater

Waves hit houses in Saint-Malo, France, an unusual breakwater
Waves hit houses in Saint-Malo, France, an unusual breakwater
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In the French port city of Saint-Malo you can see an extraordinary spectacle of splashing, foamy sea waves that hit the pediments of coastal buildings. Saint-Malo is situated by the sea in the northeastern tip of Brittany. This medieval port city is mainly known for its impressive ramparts.

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Due to the strong tides, the town has been well fortified for centuries. The houses that you can see in the video below serve as … a breakwater. The front windows are reinforced with four-layer glass, so residents can feel relatively safe.

Saint-Malo experienced rapid development from around the 6th century. In the Middle Ages, it played an important role in not only regional trade, and from the 17th century it was an important base for expeditions to North America. During the Second World War, the town experienced severe damage.

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