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FORT LOUVOIS

BOURCEFRANC LE CHAPUS

Open from 09/04/2017 to 06/11/2017
Come and visit Fort Louvois, 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 plans drawn up by Vauban, the famous military engineer who served under Louis XIV. Taking the form of a horseshoe-shaped
Trésors de Saintonge
Ouvert du 01/04/2017 au 03/11/2017 le lundi,mardi,mercredi,jeudi,vendredi,samedi,dimanche, de 10:30 à 19:00
Commenced in 1180 by Guillaume de Lusignan, at a time when construction of fortified castles in stone was just beginning, this castle constitutes a remarkable example of medieval civil architecture. Located on the eastern shore of the gulf of Saintonge, it contributed to defense of the salt

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