Built by Vauban in 1681 and fortified by Napoleon III, the Libéria fortress dominates the city with its ramparts, counterscarp galleries, bastions, chapel, archaeology and caving museum and a 734 steps underground staircase.



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Founded: 1681
Category: Castles and fortifications in France


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Anselmo Simões (8 months ago)
After visiting you will want to rest, because there's a lot to clim, but worth it!
Paul Hopper (8 months ago)
Really nice fort. Good bar & restaurant once you are there. The walk up takes more like 30 minutes. Get a discount ticked from the bistrot du pays le Canigou in Villefranche.
You Clmtzh (10 months ago)
Get ready to be disappointed if you are looking for a view to Villefranche: the platform is closed
Hevey Creations (11 months ago)
Awesome site to visit, the fort is a bit smaller than it looks in the brochure though.
Naxus Ar (16 months ago)
Private property? Seriously? 11€ to go inside.
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