Saint-Servan

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Saint-Servan

Saint-Servan is a town of western France, in Brittany, situated 2 miles from the ferry port of St Malo. It is renowned for its lovely shops and restaurants.

In June 1758, during the Seven Years' War, the town was captured by British troops as part of the Raid on St Malo. The British burnt 30 privateers and a hundred other ships before withdrawing.

Its population in 1906 was 1,965. The commune of Saint-Servan was merged, together with Paramé, into the commune of Saint-Malo in 1967. Originally, the area was known as Aleth and it was for this settlement that the 5th century Saint Malo was elected the first bishop.

Today, Catholic pilgrims can visit the House of the Cross at Saint-Servan where Saint Jeanne Jugan performed her charitable works for the Little Sisters of the Poor.[1]

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  1. ^ Michel Lafon, 2009 15 Days of Prayer with Saint Jeanne Jugan New City Press ISBN 1-56548-329-4 page 20

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Coordinates: 48°38′10″N 2°0′53″W / 48.63611°N 2.01472°W / 48.63611; -2.01472