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. Use our Marennes trip planning website to visit Fort Louvois on your trip to Marennes, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A great place to visit, crossed on foot or by boat according to the tides. Tour very interesting, a nice place to visit
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  • see especially at night with the re-enactment with actors explanation of the construction of the Louvois and barrel
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  • go see this fort almost at sea trying to imagine this titanic work than resite to tide a thrashing in 45 and we see little renovation it vaud the detour
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  • Great to see a time past,
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  • Very nice fort hunt riddles for children who have highly appreciated! Take the shuttle which is free to go to the fort.
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  • Very beautiful places. Boat to get there or wait for low tide. Edt, pleasant and helpful staff. There is a real concern to make this place attractive especially for young audiences.
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  • Very friendly family. We went through at low tide. There are activities for children in the different rooms. To do.
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