This short walk brings you to the discovery of one of the jewels of the Naval Dockyard.This tour is centered around the Fort Lupin, an essential element of defenses of the Naval Dockyard of Rochefort. From 1689, the Fort participated in the defense of the estuary of the Charente.
At the end of the 17th century, Rochefort is chosen for the implementation of the new project of Colbert and Louis XIV: the Naval Dockyard, including a rope factory, the dry docks...
Following the Dutch attacks in 1674, the need to control access to the Naval Dockyard arises. Between the 17th and 19th centuries, it's the estuary of the Charente river that is gradually strengthened. Located on a loop of the estuary of the Charente, the fort was built on a flat rock on the edge of the river at a place called Port Lupin, on land granted to the King by the Prince of Soubise.
The construction of the Fort Lupin is scheduled to start in 1683. Vauban drew up the plans in 1685. The construction of the Fort Lupin began the same year and was completed in 1689. For coastal defense, Vauban had developed a type of small fort combining the advantages of a semi-circular low battery.
Fort Lupin is a private historical monument. Visits are organized during the summer season.
- Difference in height
- 11.43 m
- Points of interest
1 Le Fort Lupin
2 Les pontons Carrelet
- 11 meters of difference in height
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