Fort de l'Heurt - Le-Portel, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 50° 42.483 E 001° 33.583
31U E 398305 N 5618349
Quick Description: [EN] Fort de l'Heurt is a fort built on the orders of Napoleon Bonaparte on remains of the former promontory Icius of the geographer Ptolemy. [FR] Le Fort de l'Heurt est un fort élevé sur ordre de Napoléon Bonaparte sur des vestiges de l'ancien promontoire Icius du géographe Ptolémée.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 10/14/2018 8:11:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMZBGJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George
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Long Description:

"During his stay from the Grande Armée to the Camp de Boulogne, Bonaparte built in 1803 on the rocky base of L'Heurt in the open sea, a fort of which we still see the ruins.

Bonaparte raised the camp in 1805, and the fort was disarmed under the restoration. He will regain his military function during the Second World War where he will be occupied by the Germans

Currently, the site is a place for walking and discovering the marine environment at low tide. "

Sources : The Fortification

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"Pendant son séjour de la Grande Armée au Camp de Boulogne, Bonaparte fit construire en 1803 sur le socle rocheux de l’Heurt en pleine mer, un fort dont nous voyons encore les ruines.

Bonaparte leva le camp en 1805, et le fort fut désarmé sous la restauration. Il retrouvera sa fonction militaire pendant la seconde guerre mondiale où il sera occupé par les allemands.

Actuellement, le site est un lieu de promenade et de découverte du milieu marin à marée basse."

Sources : Le Fort

The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

The attraction’s own URL: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
24/24 7/7, watch out for the tide


Admission Prices:
Free


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Less than 15 minutes

Transportation options to the attraction: Not listed

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