• The Fort of Madame Island - The Huts of the Estuary

  • The Fort of Madame Island - The Huts of the Estuary
  • The Fort of Madame Island - The Huts of the Estuary
  • The Fort of Madame Island - The Huts of the Estuary
  • The Fort of Madame Island - The Huts of the Estuary
  • The Fort of Madame Island - The Huts of the Estuary
  • The Fort of Madame Island - The Huts of the Estuary
  • The Fort of Madame Island - The Huts of the Estuary
  • The Fort of Madame Island - The Huts of the Estuary
  • The Fort of Madame Island - The Huts of the Estuary
  • The Fort of Madame Island - The Huts of the Estuary
  • The Fort of Madame Island - The Huts of the Estuary
  • The Fort of Madame Island - The Huts of the Estuary
  • The Fort of Madame Island - The Huts of the Estuary
  • The Fort of Madame Island - The Huts of the Estuary
  • The Fort of Madame Island - The Huts of the Estuary
  • The Fort of Madame Island - The Huts of the Estuary
  • The Fort of Madame Island - The Huts of the Estuary
Français Anglais Allemand Chien acceptés

Discover some fortifications of the 18th Century, built in the heart of an outstanding site. Guided tour only. Borrow a pair of binoculars to gaze across the landscapes. Built in the early 18th century as part of the Rochefort Arsenal's defence system, the Ile Madame fort is the ideal starting point for exploring the fortifications along the Charente coastline. Two batteries were built in the 17th century. At the beginning of the 18th century, the engineer Rousselot's redoubt, a 36m square, crowned the top of the island opposite Fort Vauban in Fouras. In the mid-19th century, the addition of a defensive barracks for 250 men on the south-east face of the fort and the construction of a battery facing the harbour of the Ile d'Aix completed the defence of Ile Madame. Three casemates house exhibitions on the fauna, flora, fishing, geology and history of Ile Madame. Guided tours only (times depend on tides). New: The roof terrace of the fort on Ile Madame is accessible during the guided tour: an incredible viewpoint over the Charente estuary and the sea of the "pertuis".


On-site activities

Activity
Children's entertainment
Permanent exhibition

Facilities & services

Shop
Guided tours
Pets welcome

Type of customer

Groups
Specially for children

Environment

Waterside On an island Sea view Panoramic view
  • Port-des-Barques

    Route n°15 - Île Madame

    Located in the Charente estuary, in the tourist commune of Port-des-Barques, Ile Madame, with a surface area of approximately 70 ha, is "attached" to ...

  • Port-des-Barques

    Ecomuseum of the Peninsula - The Huts of the Estuary

    Discover oyster-farming ! An experience for the whole family ! Shrimp fishing for children at the end of the visit !

  • Port-des-Barques

    Walking tour : L'île Madame

    It is by taking the Passe aux Bœufs that you will discover the Ile Madame. Accessible only at low tide, it offers a varied natural and historical pano...

  • Port-des-Barques

    Madame Island

    Madame Island is linked to the Port-des-Barques peninsula by the "Passe aux Boeufs" (tombolo - only accessible at low tide). From the island, you can ...