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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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  • Access by boat (approximately 15 minutes) to tide high everything near the bridge of Oléron. A guided tour is offered.
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  • Super..! nice afternoon spent at the fort louvois in family. The children enjoyed thanks to what has been proposed...
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  • Very impressive and sumptuous. Pretty frame soothing little brother of fort boyard. Paid visit to the fort very interesting. Beautiful panorama
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  • Free shuttle to get there and back nice little tour. The Fort is a very nice place to visit. The explanations are clear, the views and the course in riddles for children will have a good time with your family.
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  • Small fort on his island, very nice visit, the Tower, the central building, and the terraces, there by low tide, and back by the barge c is more fun. People who value the staff are very nice and familiar with the monument. Do preferably in fine weather. Beautiful photo's do
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  • May 04, 2017: few visitors in this morning where we took the (free) Shuttle barge for we make the work of Vauban: the fort was ours! A nice tour for € 7. Activities for children and adults (costumes in costumes of the time) and a game of investigation is planned. The Manager of the site we to kindly brought further history on other sites in the region related to the protection of Rochefort in expectation of the shuttle back.
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  • Really very nice to do the driveway crossing or back with the "barge" at high tide. Interior of the very many things and activities for adults and children, time passes too quickly. AM great advise.
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