At the foot of the Ile d'Oléron bridge, Fort Louvois is an unmissable site in the Marennes basin. Designed by Vauban, it is the little brother of Fort Boyard!
It is a 1691th century maritime fortification, built on a rock submerged at high tide, between the Ile d'Oléron and the Bassin de Marennes. Its construction, decided by Louvois, Minister of War for Louis XIV, was carried out from 1694 to XNUMX according to plans by Vauban.
The objective is to cross cannon fire with the Citadel of Oléron to defend the maritime arsenal of Rochefort. Designed in the shape of a horseshoe, with a central keep - protected by a drawbridge and a moat, it is reminiscent of the fortified castles of the Middle Ages.
It was classified as a historical monument in 1929.
Today, Fort Louvois opens its doors to you for an unusual and surprising visit!
At low tide: access on foot by a paved road of 400 meters (5 minutes on foot)
At high tide: access by boat, from the port of Chapus (10 minutes crossing. Rotations every 15 min. approximately)
- April and October: open at low tide only
- Easter and All Saints holidays, May, June, September: open at low tide and/or at high tide
- July-August: open from 10:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m. at low tide and at high tide
|Opening hours from 08 April to 05 November 2023|
||6.5 €||7 €|
Family pass (2 adults + 2 children): €24.00
Student rate: € 6
Free for less than 4 years.
Activities on site
- Permanent exhibition
Pets are not accepted.