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. Before you head to Fouras, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Fouras trip tool , to make sure you see all that Fouras has to offer, including Fort Boyard.
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  • It must absolutely go see it in ship weather top c. If you do not ship there are rides in the Sea offers the hint of smoke (Fouras)
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  • on the side, or at sea Fort Boyard is visible from far away next to the island of Aix: to do. Several boats make the visit
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  • To make of race! For this, I recommend Boyar which will make you discover the fort on board their catamaran cruise! Excellent!
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  • I love the fat dude. Thomas Mygind is a god
  • We took one of the guided tours boats from la Rochelle. Cost 12€ pp and took 2h. There are several different companies with a wide pricing range. So spend half an hour checking with the different stalls in the habour Boat trip was nice and had prerecorded English guiding along the French. .. The boat stayed 15 min circling the fort .. so you could get that photo you came for..
  • Loved the show had to go
  • "Sea fort completed in 1859 but originally Napoleon's idea for coastal defence from 40 years earlier." No, not Napoleon's idea. Actually started over 100 years before Napoleon was born, under Louis the XIV. Napoleon only tried to finish it, but gave up after 8 years.
  • We took a boat trip from La Rochelle that just circles the Fort and goes back again - honestly, the Fort isn't really interesting enough to warrant a 2 hour round trip with not much else to see on the way.
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