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The fortifications of the Estuary of the Charente river

Discover all the fortifications of Rochefort Ocean ; the Land of Fort Boyard in Fouras, Aix Island, Madame Island, St Nazaire-sur-Charente...

It all begins with Vauban, who will initiate a "belt of fire" to defend, the Estuary of the Charente and the Naval Dockyard of Rochefort.

This "belt of fire", will be made up of  fortifcations also known as "stone soldiers" : Fort Vauban, Fort Liédot, Fort Boyard, Fort Lupin...

Each one of these fortification has a story to tell and a mission to fulfill: Fort Lupin protects the Royal Fountain Lupin and ships coming from the naval dockyard and those that go up the river Charente, Fort Vauban monitors the passages on the estuary of the river between Fouras -Bains and Port-des-Barques, Fort de la Rade and Fort Liédot defend Aix Island. Fort Enet plays the role of a guardian between Fouras-les-Bains and Aix Island and finally, the Fort of the Madame Island guards itrs harbor.

Follow this unique defense network of the Naval Dockyard of Rochefort and discover the secrets of the fortifications !