The fortifications of the coast

From Île de Ré to Brouage, passing by the very famous Fort Boyard, over the centuries, a defensive belt was built along the coast of Charente to protect the coasts of Aunis and Saintonge,

 

What did these fortifications defend? What were the stakes for the Royal Navy and commercial shipping? Answering these questions is a little embarking for the adventure of long-distance travel.

 

Our guides propose to make you discover this theme, at your convenience, under one or more of the following angles :

 

  • harbor defense

  • island protection

  • the control of the Gironde

  • bastioned architecture

Ready to go to the assault of the fortifications?

Fort Boyard
Le château d'Oléron
Le château d'Oléron
Brouage
Fort Louvois
Fort Boyard
La Rochelle
Fort Enet
L'Hermione
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