Our campsite is located half an hour from the Pointe de la Fumée and the town of Fouras, where the pier towards Fort Boyard, a famous historical monument on the Charentais coast, is located. The Fort is unfortunately not accessible to the public but you will be able on the occasion of cruises to discover this majestic place from afar.
This immense military building 68 m long by 32 m wide offers an unobstructed view of the islands of Aix and Oléron, on either side of the fort. Built between 1804 and 1859, originally to protect the Rochefort arsenal, the fort was then used as a prison during the Napoleonic wars against Prussia, then as a state prison during the French Revolution.
Left abandoned, the fort was sold at auction in the early 1960s and then used as a film set. It was finally bought in the 80s and became a national reference thanks to the TV game show of the same name, from the 90s to today.