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Bouffay Square in Malestroit
Bouffay Square in Malestroit
Coat of arms of Malestroit
Coat of arms
Malestroit is located in France
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
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Vannes
Canton Malestroit
Intercommunality Val d'Oust et de Lanvaux
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Bernard Miloux
Area1 5.81 km2 (2.24 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 2,472
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 56124 / 56140
Elevation 10–95 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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


Inhabitants of Malestroit are called in French Malestroyens.


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.[1]

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