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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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  • Commentary hard to hear and mainly in french....weather was beautiful, but even that couldn't compensate for a long boat trip that didn't deliver!  more »
  • Fun to see the fort if you are nearby or if you are a fan. The boat tour last about one hour. We did it from 6.30 to 7.30 pm and there was not so many people on the boat which was nice. Was much more ...  more »
  • Took trip from La Rochelle to Ile d'Aix, which circles Fort Boyard on the way. It's a most peculiar landmark, but well worth seeing. Although the tour explanations are in French only, the main thing i...  more »