Back to the main web site

Click here to go back to our website.

Get our latest news automatically via email

Simply click on this link, add your email address, and it's done!

Tuesday 3 April 2018

Fort Louvois

Fort Louvois
Next to the bridge that crosses to The Island of Oleron is a small port at Bourcefranc-le Chapus, here you will find the small fort Louvois which sits 400m from the shore and is surrounded by the sea at high tide (a shuttle boat is available for visits) at low tide a causeway emerges through an oyster farm so access can be gained on foot.
An Interesting and pretty fort built in 1691-94 as part of the defence of the boat building in Rochefort, situated opposite the fort on the island of Oleron the crossfire between the two controlled this south entrance to the Charente estuary. It was actually shelled and damaged towards the end of W.W.2 but has now been completely restored.