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Fort Louvois is a 17th century coastal fort built on a submerged rock between Oléron Island and the Marennes Basin.It was built from 1691 to 1694 according to the plans drawn up by Vauban. It was design to protect the southern approach to the...more
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Fort Louvois, Bourcefranc le Chapus, Marennes, France
We've seen quite a few Vauban-made sites so far. This is definitely a very tiny version, but nonetheless shows the genius. We did walk to Fort Louvois and back, enjoying to know that the walkway will be flooded in a few hours.
There is an...More
A great historical fort which has to be reached by boat at certain times of the day as it gets cut off by the sea. Some steep steps and a jump from the boat to the jetty and take a rain coat as it's usually...More
A great little fort easily accessible from the mainland that inspired the imaginations of our children.
With puzzles and games in each room the children were kept amused and were convinced it was a mini version of Fort Boyard.
The free boat transfer at high...More
We walked across the causeway at low tide (not sure I'd go on the boat and not necessary given the causeway), the boats actually weren't running the day we went due to the high wides.
The Fort is great to explore, we climbed the tower,...More
It's not very big so you won't be there long but it's well worth a visit. When the tide is out you walk or if the tide is in they have a free ferry. You have to pay an entrance fee if you go inside,...More
Fort Louvois main attraction is that becomes an island at high tide. It is an nice looking fort with an interesting history and have some nice views of the estuary. The Oyster farms around the path leading out to the fort are also interesting. My...More
We visited the Fort in August, taking the little free boat ride from the harbour. It was not expensive and A4 fact sheets were given out in English. We wandered round in our own time, playing some of the games that are in the barrack...More
We really enjoyed this short walk to the Fort!
Be carefull on the way,it is pretty sleaky!
On the way you can view oyster farmers by work!
all in all -pleasant time, but do observe tide times!
parking you can do by the nearby hotel...More
This fort was built in 1694. It is accessible by a causeway that becomes submerged with the tides. You will need an information leaflet giving you the low tide times available from tourist offices in the region. La Rochelle have them. Or try firstname.lastname@example.org but...More