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Fort Louvois, Bourcefranc le Chapus
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Known locally as ‘Fort Du Chapus’, the Fort Louvois was constructed between the years 1691 and 1694 during the reign of Louis XIV. The fort is approximately 400 meters (1,300 feet) off the nearest shore. The Fort saw its first action towards the tail end of World War II and needed intensive restoration post the war. Tourists can partake in an exhibition that describes the fort’s history or indulge themselves at an oyster farming museum also located here. The fort itself is in the shape of a horse-shoe. Take a look at our Marennes tour planner to schedule your visit to Fort Louvois and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We could not access the fort, but we have seen from the pier in front, it's a pretty hard, not very big, but interesting to see.
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  • Strong beautiful, enjoyable guided tour, treasure hunt for children, visit with children takes between 1 and 2 hours quietly.
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  • Fan of Vauban fort Louvois is splendid. Splendid by the splendid location by the architecture here I highly recommend
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  • Good to see!
  • Very beautiful fort! It can be accessed by boat or on foot. Very well renovated after a German bombing in 1944.
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  • A remarkable place to visit. We walked along the passage that you find at low tide. The time was at 10:30 and at 10:15, the Fort was still isolated. Then, slowly, is magically revealed the pass which allowed us to reach the Fort on foot: at 10:30 we were at the entrance! The Fort has been restored with a remarkable result, well worth a visit. An unforgettable experience.
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  • Super strong, more fun to go on foot from Bourcefranc and great view of the bridge to the island of Oleron
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  • Exceptional site is accessible on foot at low tide Attention to schedules of the tides. Accessible to all very clear explanations. In good weather you can see the fort Boyard.
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