Fort Boyard is located between the Île d ' Aix and the Île d ' Oléron, in the Charente-Maritime département. It has an oval floor plan, is 61 m long, 31 m wide and has a height of 20 m. It was built to defend the Charentemündung, since Rochefort is an important Marinestüzpunkt was! Construction started at 1804 and finished work only 1859. The progress of the artillery, however, made the fort superfluous. It always has a proud appearance. It is not to be seen from the inside! However, there are some boat agencies that offer trips around fort. Fort Boyard can be seen in two feature films:
The adventurers with Alain Delon and Lino Ventura.
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