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Fort Boyard, Fouras

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A lone fortress in the waters of the Pertuis d'Antioche, Fort Boyard has walls as high as 66 ft (20 m). The oval-shaped fortress is 223 ft (68 m) long and 102 ft (31 m) wide. Construction on the fort began in 1801 under the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte, but was only completed in 1857. The fort was used as a military prison after the 1870s. A game show by the same name, filmed on the premises, added to the site's popularity. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fort Boyard by using our Fouras trip generator.
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  • The boat ride was a very good surprise, Fort Boyard around is very interesting, and the crew was very welcoming. To do with your children to discover the secrets of the famous fort! Do not hesitate and go for it!
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  • This Vauban fortress which is part of the device fortified in the estuary of the Charente is all just beautiful. It is in perfect condition and at the foot of the village of Fouras Beach facing Fort Boyard is a unique place. It's worth the trip.
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  • Very pretty strong! The Ballad at sea with cruise fourassines was up to expectations! The children discovered the mythical Fort Boyard with enthusiasm. I recommend this tour. Cost of the operation: €50 for a family with two children.
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