Fort de Bouc guided tour

  • Visite commentée du Fort de Bouc
  • Visite commentée du Fort de Bouc
  • Visite commentée du Fort de Bouc
  • Visite commentée du Fort de Bouc
  • Visite commentée du Fort de Bouc
  • Visite commentée du Fort de Bouc
  • Visite commentée du Fort de Bouc
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Presentation

This summer, get on board with us to reach Fort-de-Bouc by boat. The journey to the fort is commented on and presents the surrounding landscape (Le Calen de Martigues - one of the last in France, the old Verminck soap factory, the swing bridge, the port of Port-de-Bouc ...). The Fort-de-Bouc will rise up before your eyes perched on an islet in the Mediterranean Sea. Follow the tour guide and disembark at this iconic location filled with history.

In the territory of Martigues, the pink limestone walls of the Fort-de-Bouc rise up at the channel mouth of Caronte. Since the Middle Ages, the Fort-de-Bouc keeps the passage between Fos’s gulf and the étang de Berre, halfway between Marseille and the Rhône. Thanks to its strategic position for the maritime trade and the control of the region, the Fort-de-Bouc has a double function, it is both a defensive work and lighthouse. It is registered as a historical monument since January 6, 1930.

In 1993, the city of Martigues decided to be committed in preserving and rehabilitating the Fort-de-Bouc. After restauration work and for the first time in its millennial history, in 2007 the Fort-de-Bouc opened to the public, offering visitors a real travel back in time.
The Fort-de-Bouc is geographically surrounded by the facilities of the Lavéra oil port. Thereby, its attendance and use are subject to various special constraints.
 

Guided tour.
Access by sea
Meeting place: in front of the Martigues Tourist Office 20 minutes before departure time (the boat leaves from the honor quay of the town hall).
Duration: about 3 hours

All passengers must be registered.
All children from 0 to 9 years old do not have access to Fort de Bouc.

9:30 a.m.: departure by boat (show up 15 minutes before) departure at 2 p.m. on Saturday September 4 and 25, 2021.
10 a.m.: landing at Fort de Bouc
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: guided walking tour of the site
12 p.m.: boarding the boat
12:30 p.m.: return to the quay of honor

Useful information :
Provide hat and sunscreen.
No toilets on board.
Visit not accessible to people with reduced mobility, strollers. Uneven ground and steps.
For your comfort, we advise you to arrive approximately 15 minutes before the start of the visit.

By purchasing their tickets on our website, participants undertake to respect the health protocol in force on the date of the service.

Conditions of access to the fort:
Be at least 10 years old on the day of the service.

Be the holder of an identity document which must be presented at registration and boarding the boat for minors.

Cancellation conditions: if a customer cannot attend the visit, the visit will not be refunded or postponed. Only the cancellation of the visit by the organizers due to an insufficient number of participants or other could lead to a possible refund or postponement. No refund will be granted to the late customer.
Practical information
  • Schedule :
    • Duration : 3h
    • Variable hours depending on the day
  • Date(s) :
    • At 21 May 2022
    • To 27 August 2022
  • By reservation :
    • Yes
  • Supervised visit :
    • Yes
  • Place of departure :
    • Meeting point indicated on your reservation
  • Prices :
    • Adult price : 15 €
    • Child price : 12 €
  • Important to know :
    • Pets aren't allowed
    • Forbidden to children under 10 years old
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Rond-point de l'Hôtel de ville
13500
MARTIGUES
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.40541
Longitude : 5.04727