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Jun 20, 2018
“Beautiful”
Sep 11, 2017
“A scenic walk and view of the bay”
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This fort, built in 1627 and rebuilt by Vauban, was designed to protect the port of Socoa and the bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. He fulfilled his role until the mid-19th century before being assigned to Customs and then to sailing.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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53 Avenue du Commandant Passicot, 64500 Ciboure, France
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+33 5 59 47 64 56
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

it is a beautiful building in the neighbourhood of Zokoa (Socoa) in Ziburu (Ciboure), once again in Basque hands after it was purchased to the French army in 2011

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Although it was raining the walk was worth it. You get a wonderful view of Saint-Jean-de-Luz and the bay.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank rajatjmail
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Fort de Socoa was created and built between 1627 and 1686 from the direct order of King Louis XIII, by the famous French military architect and engineer Vauban. The fort served as a military stronghold during all wars including WWII. The Fort de Socoa has...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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