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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  • October 2, 2017
    We took the boat trip from La Rochelle to Fort Boyard on the 14:30 sailing. The trip was long, very long at almost 1 hour each way, the. You circle the fort for 10 minutes. On the trip there is nothin...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    Nice especially when it's sunny, only buses to 50 personnes(ou plus?) engine. This season, 18 people and we're really not one on the other. Out the engine and crossed under sail, lots of fun. Of course depending on the tide, back to zodiac, but it adds to the charm of the output. And side home nothing to say whether in the cabin on the boat.
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  • September 24, 2017
    Who wouldn't want to see up close the mythical place that animated the summers of his childhood? Location is not accessible for a visit but approach it by boat is already a beautiful moment, and the myth is preserved.
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  • July 20, 2017
    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..
  • September 4, 2017
    "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.
  • September 25, 2017
    This has a TV show with the same name. So people DO still go in it.
  • July 21, 2017
    Loved this show as a kid! Shame you can't go on to the fort nowadays but loved the boat tour!!
  • July 29, 2017
    I used to watch it on TV on Fort Boyard show it looks much smaller in pictures

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