Fort de Socoa

Ciboure, France

Fort Socoa in Ciboure was originally built under the rule of Henry IV to protect the region from the Spanish. Fort Socoa today was however built later under the reign of Louis XIII. In 1636, the Spanish army took the fort. A few years later, French sovereignty was restored.

In 1686, Vauban strenghtened the Fort and planned to build a pier to improve access to the Fort. The work of the fort was ended in 1698. The site housed a barracks and a chapel.



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


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gustavo stecher (2 years ago)
perfect views of the bay, nice walk. Don’t expect to get inside, it’s just what you see from outside. Avoid the small restaurants on the walk, very touristic and expensive…
Scott Giffen (2 years ago)
Very scenic place to visit, with dining options nearby..
David LILLEY (2 years ago)
Good little restaurants, great views of crashing waves, and the interesting story and transport of the "home-made" concrete wave-breaker blocks.
Mike Borchers (2 years ago)
Very nice place to visit, even in the winter. Nice temps.
Helen Elliot (2 years ago)
Although you can't enter in the fort, there are lots of walks and amazing scenery all around the fort. Beautiful place.
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