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Itinerary 12- The Fort Lapointe or the Marais de la Cabane 6.2 mi - 1h30

in Fouras
11.1 km
1h 30min
  • By the coastal footpath, discover the special atmosphere of this walk between military heritage and remarkable landscapes.

  • At the mouth of the Charente, visitors are drawn into a special atmosphere. Nature's accomplice
    of nature, its whims and its riches, the Soumard marsh has been and still is a place of coveted
    of human covetousness and control.

    Please note: the wooden footbridge behind Fort Vasou (piles) has been closed to the public by order of the Town Hall since 2 June 2023. The loop trail around the Cabane marsh is currently unavailable.
  • Difference in height
    45.71 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Points of interest
2 Regional Museum of Fouras
5 Fort Lapointe
Built from 1672, on the right bank of the Charente, Fort Vasou could accommodate several hundred men and about fifty cannons. In 1757, the fort was damaged by the English. Remodelled after this battle, it incorporates a semi-circular battery with a diameter of about 130m, to which a barracks and a shell storage facility have been added. Decommissioned by the army and sold to a private individual in 1950, it is listed in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments.
46 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 9 m
  • End altitude : 9 m
  • Maximum altitude : 11 m
  • Total positive elevation : 46 m
  • Total negative elevation : -45 m
  • Max positive elevation : 8 m
  • Min positive elevation : -5 m