Fort-la-Latte

Plévenon, France

Fort-la-Latte or Castle of La Latte was built on a small piece of land at the Baie de la Fresnaye in the 14th century. In 1379 it was conquered by Bertrand du Guesclin. It was besieged by the English in 1490 and by the holy League in 1597. Garangeau under the reign of Louis XIV turned the castle into a fortress, using Vauban's building plans. They used canon batteries, stationed in Fort La Latte, to defend Saint-Malo against English and Dutch attacks. In the year 1793, a melting furnace for cannon balls was built and some counter-revolutionary suspects were imprisoned at Fort la Latte. The last attack happened in 1815 during the Hundred Days (French Cent-Jours) (also known as the Waterloo Campaign, it describes Napoleons return to power between 20 March 1815 to 28 June 1815), when a few men from Saint-Malo unsuccessfully attacked the castle.

Various films have been shot at this site. Today Fort-la-Latte is a famous tourist attraction.

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La Latte, Plévenon, France
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Turi Galbraith (10 months ago)
Such a beautiful castle with stunning panoramic views to the English Channel. Well worth a visit, although it’s a long walk from the free parking areas to the castle.
Evelien Niemeijer (10 months ago)
Very nice, well maintained and good explained throughout the Fort. Also in English. Well worth the visit. Also nice to combine with a hike along the coast.
Tracey Brennan (11 months ago)
Fabulous place with stunning views. There was a great medieval festival there when we visited which went down a storm with the kids and adults alike. Plenty to see and do. Just lovely.
yohanna (12 months ago)
Very beautiful and historic building. You can go till the highest point of the fort and the view is just breathtaking ? a little beach just around the corner and we took a dip to enjoy the view from the water. Beautiful experience ?
Arie Rozichner (12 months ago)
Worth a visit if you're nearby. The history is nothing in particular. The fort is just ok. Most interesting are views and the herbal garden. All the information provided in English you can see in attached. Not much. 4 stars out of respect.
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