Fort de Bouc guided tour

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  • Fort de Bouc - Tourist Office of Martigues
  • Fort de Bouc - Tourist Office of Martigues
  • Fort de Bouc - Tourist Office of Martigues
  • Fort de Bouc - Tourist Office of Martigues
Fort de Bouc - Tourist Office of Martigues Fort de Bouc - Tourist Office of Martigues Fort de Bouc - Tourist Office of Martigues Fort de Bouc - Tourist Office of Martigues


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 guide and disembark at this iconic place 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 point: in front of the Martigues Tourist Office 15 minutes before the departure time (the boat leaves from the quai d'honneur of the town hall).
Duration: about 3h

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

9:30 am: departure by boat (arrive 15 minutes before) departure at 2 pm on Saturday September 4 and 25, 2021.
10am: disembarkation at Fort de Bouc
10 a.m.-12 p.m .: guided walking tour of the site
12 noon: boarding the boat
12:30 p.m .: return to the quai d'honneur

Practical information: Remember to bring your mask. Bring a hat and sunscreen. No toilets on board. No refund will be granted to the late client. For your convenience, we advise you to arrive approximately 15 minutes before the start of the tour.

By booking my visit online, I agree to respect the health measures put in place by the Tourist Office and the MSM carrier: wearing a mask is compulsory for all passengers aged 11 and over throughout the duration of the transport. by boat and during the site visit. Hydro-alcoholic gel will be made available to passengers at the boarding gate.

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 when registering and boarding the boat for minors. Visit not accessible to people with reduced mobility or strollers. Uneven ground and steps.
Practical information
  • Schedule :
    • Departure time : 9h30
    • Duration : 3h
  • Date(s) :
    • At 17 July 2021
    • To 25 September 2021
  • By reservation :
    • Yes
  • Supervised visit :
    • Yes
  • Place of departure :
    • Meeting point indicated on your reservation
  • Prices :
    • Adult price : 13 €
    • Child price : 11 €
  • Important to know :
    • Pets aren't allowed
    • Forbidden to children under 10 years old
  • Tour is currently closed :
    • Registrations are closed
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GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.40541
Longitude : 5.04727