Belle-Île-en-Mer Citadel

Belle-Île, France

The first fort in Belle-Île island was built in 1540 by François of Rohan. It was heavily reconstructed as a large fortress in 1683-1689 according the design of famous fortress architect Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban. In 1761-63 it was besieged and occupied by the English fleet. Since 1960 it has been a Museum hotel.

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Founded: 1540
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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www.citadellevauban.com

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Ange GILLET (3 years ago)
Magnifique lieu chargé d histoire et que dire de cette vue ! je conseil vivement ...
Antoine Falempin (4 years ago)
Miraculous hotel, enjoyable scenary
Hervé DAUL (4 years ago)
Lieu rempli d'histoire situé sur belle en mer. Visite très intéressante et enivrante, proposant de magnifique vues, paysages et découvertes. Le personnel est très compétent et souriant. Accès facile aux personnes en fauteuil roulant. Tarif abordable. Bâtiment faisant partie du patrimoine historique et culturel de l'ile
Philippe Mesny (4 years ago)
Site exceptionnel , témoin du génie de Vauban. Hôtel unique en son genre. Chambres spacieuses. Petit déjeuner somptueux.
Monco Carser (4 years ago)
Fortress of impressive size and interesting details. Good place to visit. You can spend a nice amount of time going around and seeing their interesting exhibition.
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