Fort Louvois

Built on the chapuis rock between the island of Oléron and the mainland, Fort Louvois was the last construction ordered by Louis XVI.

Designed in the shape of a horseshoe, with a central keep protected by a drawbridge and moat, it is reminiscent of the castles of the Middle Ages.

Access at low tide is via a 440-metre causeway built between oyster beds and fish ponds. At high tide, access is by boat from the port of Le Chapus.

Cross the wall and discover the various themed exhibitions in each room of the barracks. Enter the dungeon and learn about the history of Fort Louvois.

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