CITADELLE DE BROUAGE

Description

Founded in 1555 by Jacques de Pons on a ballast deposit, Jacopolis sur Brouage was initially specialized in the salt trade. Wealthy and prosperous, it soon took on strategic importance and turned into a bone of contention between Catholics and Protestants. In 1627, Cardinal Richelieu became its governor and ordered his favorite architect, Pierre d'Argencout, to fortify the town, which was then transformed into a genuine bastion. Following his death, Brouage declined; in 1685, Vauban intervened and narrowed down the dimensions of the fortifications. Used during the French Revolution as a prison town, Brouage fell into a deep slumber, as though the sea had forgotten its existence in the heart of the marshland. Its reputation is also due to figures such as Samuel Champlain; born in Brouage around 1570, he founded the city of Quebec. And then there was Marie Mancini, exiled here in 1659 by her uncle, the cardinal of Mazarin, so as to keep her away from Louis XIV. Guided visits are proposed all year long by the Office de Tourisme: the port's history, the fortifications, the military edifices...

Languages spoken

  • Espagnol
  • Anglais

Equipments

Parking autocars, Auditorium, Restaurant, Bar / cafétéria / salon de thé, Boutique

Type

Site et monument historique

Conditions de visites

Visites libres en permanence, Visites guidées sur demande, Visites pédagogiques

Localisation

A la campagne, Dans un village, Vue panoramique, Proche d'un site patrimonial

On-site activities

Atelier pour adultes, Expositions temporaires, Conférences, Son et lumière, Atelier pour enfants

Prestations spécifiques Enfants

OuiLivret-jeu disponible gratuitement à l'office de tourisme

Points d'accès

Autoroute 25kmAéroport Aérodrome 12kmGare SNCF 25kmGare routière 7km

Accueil groupes

Oui

Free

Oui

Animals accepted

Oui

Rates 2020 (€)

  • Tarif de base - adulte plein tarif

    0€

  • Tarif groupe

    0€

  • Tarif enfant

    0€

  • Tarif abonné

    0€

  • Tarif familles nombreuses

    0€

  • Gratuité

    0€

Opening

Opened all year

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday08:00 - 22:00
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