Fort Louvois, vue aérienne
Fort Louvois, à marée haute
Fort Louvois, profil à marée haute
Fort Louvois, à marée basse
Fort Louvois et le viaduc d'Oléron
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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 outer wall with a central tower protected by a drawbridge and moat, the fort is reminiscent of a medieval castle.
Fort Louvois was designed to protect the southern approach to the Charente estuary by catching enemy ships in a crossfire with the citadel at Oléron. This prevented an enemy from sailing up the river to attack the naval dockyards at Rochefort.

At low tide, the fort is connected to the mainland by a 400-metre long causeway.
At high tide, a free shuttle boat is available (in summer only).
This information is provided to you by : Office de Tourisme de l'île d'Oléron et du bassin de Marennes
Trésors de Saintonge


Fort Louvois
Port du Chapus


Particularités Covid 19
Affichage des gestes barrières
Désinfection des locaux
Désinfection des terminaux de paiement
Distanciation respectée
Gel hydro-alcoolique mis à disposition
Groupes réduits / Nombre de personnes limitées
Le personnel accueille avec des masques
Masques obligatoires à prévoir pour les clients
Mode de paiement sans contact
Prestation en ligne (concert, spectacle, expo, ...)
Respect du "protocole sanitaire" ministériel
Séparations en plexiglass à l'accueil
Dispositions spéciales Covid 19
: Visite commentée en groupe restreint
Latitude : 45.857
Longitude : -1.174167


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