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The Fort of Madame Island - The Huts of the Estuary

Historic site and monument ,  Military Patrimony ,  Fort ,  18th C in Port-des-Barques
  • In the 17th century two batteries were built. At the beginning of the 18th century, the redoubt of the engineer Rousselot, crowns the peak of the island opposite the Fort Vauban in Fouras.
    In the middle of the 19th century, the addition of defensive barracks for 250 men on the south-eastern facade of the fort and the construction of a battery oriented towards the roadstead of the Aix Island completes the defense of the Naval Dockyard. The three blockhouses house exhibitions on fauna,...
    In the 17th century two batteries were built. At the beginning of the 18th century, the redoubt of the engineer Rousselot, crowns the peak of the island opposite the Fort Vauban in Fouras.
    In the middle of the 19th century, the addition of defensive barracks for 250 men on the south-eastern facade of the fort and the construction of a battery oriented towards the roadstead of the Aix Island completes the defense of the Naval Dockyard. The three blockhouses house exhibitions on fauna, flora, fishing, geology and the history of the " Madame Island ".

    The three casemates house exhibitions on the fauna, flora, fishing, geology and history of Ile Madame.

    Visiting times according to tidal schedules
    New in 2022 : The roof-top of the Fort of l’île Madame will be accessible.
    An incredible viewpoint over the estuary of the Charente and the sea of the pertuis
  • Environment
    • On an island
    • Waterside
    • Sea view
    • Panoramic view
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Services
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    • Mental disability
    • Visual disability
  • Activities
    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
    • Permanent exhibition
    • History
    • Creative hobbies
    • Heritage
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
    • Shop
    • Guided tours
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  • Rates 2022
  • Adult
    From 4.50 € to 5 €
  • Child
    From 3.50 € to 4 €
Openings
  • From February 21, 2022
    until February 23, 2022
  • From February 24, 2022
    until February 25, 2022
  • From April 1, 2022
    until October 31, 2022
  • Monday
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday