Fort de Bouc

Fortified castle, Castle
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Presentation

In the city of Martigues, the Fort de Bouc stands on pink limestone walls at the mouth of the Chenal de Caronte. The fort has guarded the passage between the Golfe de Fos and Étang de Berre, half-way between Marseille and the Rhône, since the Middle Ages. With a strategic position for maritime trade and protecting the region, the Fort de Bouc has always played a dual role - both a defence site and lighthouse. It was listed as a historical monument on 6 January 1930.

In 1993, the city of Martigues undertook the project of protection and restoration of the Fort du Bouc. After the restorations in 2007, the first since its construction over a thousand years ago, the Fort de Bouc was opened to the public, taking visitors travelling back through history.
The Fort de Bouc is situated amongst the Lavéra petrol port sites. As a result, visits and use are subject to particular constraints. 
General information
  • Accessible for everyone :
    • NO
  • Location :
    • In an industrial/commercial zone
Services, Tours, Activities and entertainment
  • Architectural style :
    • Classical
  • Type of parking :
    • Public parking
Contact
Fort de Bouc
Chemin De la Jetée
13500
Martigues
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Phone : +33 4 42 42 31 10
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Fort de Bouc
Chemin De la Jetée
13500
Martigues
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.393538
Longitude : 4.98631