Fort Mahon

Ambleteuse, France

Fort Mahon, which is known locally as Fort Vauban, is a fort located on the coast of the Strait of Dover. It was built at the end of the 17th century by the military architect Vauban. The fort was restored in the 1960s and designated a historical monument in 1965.



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Founded: 17th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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e poisson (3 months ago)
Nice place. We would have like to see the inside. But it was closed.
Sophie Keizer (10 months ago)
Unfortunately the fort wasn't open for public on the day we visited, nevertheless we spend hours walking around, taking photographs, looking for shells and such. Our two small children loved playing in the small pool next to the fort and building bridges with rocks and pebbles.
men NOM@DS (10 months ago)
I didn’t visit the inside. Just scouted the outside from all directions. The fort is just gorgeous from all angles. The different tides provide a different look too the fort. You can spend hours shooting pictures. It just never gets boring.
Susanna Starling (11 months ago)
Beautiful blue sea for swimming, plus a still river inlet for swimming/paddling (obviously popular, but not offputtingly busy). Very stony beach with huge stone shelf (careful, it’s slippy). Incredible sand dunes nearby & fabulous waffle stand on the prom. The fort itself was closed when were there but it is impressive and imposing whilst also being weirdly cute, as it is so round and compact. We definitely would have gone inside if we had been able to. We were very glad we stopped here on the way back to Eurotunnel - would definitely visit again.
K (2 years ago)
Nice little fort at the beach, if you’re in the region and have some time to spare, it’s worth taking a stroll
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