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Free entry, amazing views of the sea from the Citadelle, with interesting displays and galleries... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Gillian C
Bedford, United Kingdom
Free to visit

The citadel overlooks the sea between the island and the mainland, and has lovely views of the... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
Gavarnie, France
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Free entry, amazing views of the sea from the Citadelle, with interesting displays and galleries inside.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gillian C
Reviewed September 13, 2018

The citadel overlooks the sea between the island and the mainland, and has lovely views of the port. The are signs giving information and many metal sculptures to see. There is also a little train which I imagine you'd have to pay for if you're...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2018

You can just wander in here - there is no admission fee and it was quite peaceful, despite many people walking around the citadel. There wasn't much information on its history and the whole experience was a little disappointing.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Just off the west coast of France lays the island of Oleron, one of the towns is called Chateau d oleron, the old citadelle is the focal point but there is plenty to see around the old town and harbour, and if there in peak...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

great views, lit up beautifully at night, some interesting displays inside and free entry - was very impressed with our visit here and very much enjoyed walking round the citadel.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 3, 2017

A really nice view on the bay and Fort Boyard. A nice walk when the weather doesn't allowed to go to the beach !

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

Kids loved the place. They could run, climb and jump all they wanted. The view is nice and the fortress well conserved. Fort Boyard could be seen with binoculars.

Date of experience: July 2017
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