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Fort Vauban

Historic site and monument ,  Military Patrimony ,  Fort ,  listed ,  Modern ,  Renaissance in Fouras
  • In the 11th century, the castle of Fouras was erected to control the estuary of the Charente and to introduce a toll.

    The creation of the Rochefort Dockyard in 1666 made it a centrepiece of the system for defending the approaches of the Charente, which is prohibited from entering. At the end of the 17th century, François Ferry, the engineer of King Louis XIV, transformed the old feudal residence into a “fort at the sea.” Today classified as a Historical Monument, the castle houses a...
    In the 11th century, the castle of Fouras was erected to control the estuary of the Charente and to introduce a toll.

    The creation of the Rochefort Dockyard in 1666 made it a centrepiece of the system for defending the approaches of the Charente, which is prohibited from entering. At the end of the 17th century, François Ferry, the engineer of King Louis XIV, transformed the old feudal residence into a “fort at the sea.” Today classified as a Historical Monument, the castle houses a museum of regional history. Free entrance or guided tour of the fortification and the underground parts of the keep (crypt) at 2 p.m every day (except Monday) between June 1st and the third weekend of September.
  • Environment
    • In centre of town
    • Town location
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Beach within 300 m
    • Sea view
    • Panoramic view
Services
  • Equipment
    • Coach parking
    • Car park
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
    • Shop
    • Guided tours
Openings
Openings
  • All year 2022
    Opened Everyday