Saint-Malo, Brittany (1)#Saint-Malo, Frankreich in Brittany. The city began as a 6th century monastic settlement. Over time its citizens developed a reputation for asserting their autonomy.
From 1490-93, Saint-Malo declared itself an independent republic. During the 16th-18th centuries, it was famous as the home of the corsairs (French privateers). Jacques Cartier, the French explorer, called Saint-Malo home.
The first colonists of the Falkland Islands came from Saint-Malo.