Fort de Bouc

Historic site and monument Military Patrimony Fort
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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.
Public car park near the town hall pier (La Halle de Martigues car park)
  • categories :
    • Town of Art & History
General information
  • Services :
    • 10 yrs old min
  • Client profile :
    • Groups
  • Environments :
    • Town location
    • In an industrial/commercial zone
  • Visits :
    • you can visit it
    • Average group visit length (minutes) : 120
  • Style :
    • Classical
  • Period :
    • 11th C
Services, Tours, Activities and entertainment
  • Environments :
    • Close to pleasure port
  • Individual tour services :
    • Guided inividual tours obligatory
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
    • Guided group tours obligatory
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
  • Services :
    • On-line reservation


Access by sea, only by reservation at the Martigues Tourist and Convention Office. Fort de Bouc is geographically enclosed in the installations of the oil port of Lavéra. As a result, its attendance and use are subject to various specific constraints.
Fort de Bouc
Chemin de la Jetée
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Phone : +33 4 42 49 03 30
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
Fort de Bouc
Chemin de la Jetée
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.393538
Longitude : 4.98631
Marseille Provence: Airport / Aerodrome 20 km
Martigues Lavéra station: Train station at 4 km
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On the territory of the Municipality of Martigues, the Fort de Bouc rises its walls of pink limestone at the mouth of the Caronte channel.

Saturday 20 May 2023

14:00 to 17:00