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Estissac fort

Historic site and monument, Military Patrimony, Fort, Historic patrimony, listed (CMN), 17th C in Hyères

  • Built between 1633 and 1637, this fort was built to counter Spanish threat which was pervasive on provencal coasts at that time.

    Nowadays, the fort houses an exhibition which is open to the public in summer.

  • Listed in the Additional Inventory of Historical Monuments, this fort originally consisted of a large round tower, with 2 vaulted levels. It is caracterised by its enclosure drawing a 5-pointed star.
    At the end of english occupation in 1793, a part of the tower was destroyed. Under the Empire, the missing part was rebuilt on a square basis.
    Firstly decommissioned in 1885, the fort definitively lost its military function by becoming the property of Port-Cros National Park in 1997.
    Its...
    Listed in the Additional Inventory of Historical Monuments, this fort originally consisted of a large round tower, with 2 vaulted levels. It is caracterised by its enclosure drawing a 5-pointed star.
    At the end of english occupation in 1793, a part of the tower was destroyed. Under the Empire, the missing part was rebuilt on a square basis.
    Firstly decommissioned in 1885, the fort definitively lost its military function by becoming the property of Port-Cros National Park in 1997.
    Its overhanging position is providing a breathtaking panorama of Hyères bay.
    Currently, the site is used for public exhibitions during the summer period.
    During that time of the year, free and commentated visits are proposed from the National park home.

    - Estimated visit duration : 45 min
    - 20 min walk from the village
Services
  • Activities

    • Temporary exhibition
  • Services

    • Tour free of charge
Openings
  • From June 1, 2021
    until August 31, 2021
  • From September 1, 2021
    until September 15, 2021
  • Monday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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