A lone fortress in the waters of the Pertuis d'Antioche, Fort Boyard has walls as high as 66 ft (20 m). The oval-shaped fortress is 223 ft (68 m) long and 102 ft (31 m) wide. Construction on the fort began in 1801 under the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte, but was only completed in 1857. The fort was used as a military prison after the 1870s. A game show by the same name, filmed on the premises, added to the site's popularity. A visit to Fort Boyard represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Fouras trip tool to plot your vacation.
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I had visited it since long time,but i won"t lie, I can see that its useless to visit it,waste of money,,,its better i see it on you tube,,we can visit it from ouside on the ocean,,it means we dont... more »
Took the boat trip to see the fort quite exspensive but it is a tourist attraction so go with the flow the run out took just over the hour and was a little choppy basic light refreshments to buy.... more »
The boat trip towards the fort is more fun that the actual fort. Unless you are part of a TV crew, you cannot access the fort, which is a shame.
Can be seen in the distance from Fouras. 2h boat trips from La Rochelle will take you around. Cannot enter the Fort though.
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