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Discover Fort Lupin

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Discovering Fort Lupin

Just 4 kilometres from Camping l’Abri-Côtier, come and visit Fort Lupin in Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente.

Open to visitors (outside all year round, indoors on Sundays in season), Fort Lupin is very well preserved. Only the dungeon hurd has disappeared.

On your way, you will find a bridge, a three-level keep including a powder magazine and an arsenal on the ground floor, a chapel on the first floor, and a hurd at the top, two barracks divided into four rooms each, a guardhouse, an oven and latrines …

Tourism Fort Lupin

History of Fort Lupin

Built in the17th century to protect the Royal Fountain of Lupin and to control and defend access to the Royal Arsenal of Rochefort, Fort Lupin perfectly illustrates Vauban’s unmissable talent.

Privately owned in 1950, it is one of the best preserved forts to date.

Located on the left bank of the Charente estuary, you can admire this half-moon fort, surrounded by a water ditch that protects it from land. It is one of the historical masterpieces, among all the fortifications present in Charente Maritime.


Your campsite near Fort Lupin

Also go to the discovery of the other Forts : Fort Vauban and Fort Enet, in Fouras-les-bains; Fort Lapointe in St Laurente de la Prée; Fort Louvois in Bourcefranc-le-Chapus and unmissable Fort Boyard, with the possibility of Boat cruise around it from St Nazaire sur Charente, 5 minutes from the campsite l’Abri-Côtier.

Discover “La Route des Forts” to discover the history and role of each of these forts, unmissable in Charente-Maritime.

If you are looking for a campsite near the forts of Charente, contact the campsite l’Abri-Côtier at 05 46 84 81 65.

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