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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 river, a special atmosphere wins the visitor. Accomplice of nature, its whims and its wealth, the marsh of Soumard was and still is a place of lusts and control by man.
  • 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