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Fort du Barbonnet

Historic site and monument, Military Patrimony, Fort in Sospel
  • A key part of the Maginot line culminating at 847 m., it houses numerous artillery pieces, and a museum on the armies of the Alps has been developed there. A very interesting outlook over the Authion alpine range over the Mediterranean.

  • Built at the top of the Mount Barbonnet at 847 meters high, it blocked the Bévéra valley and the Col de Braus, thus protecting Nice. This summit was fortified multiple times.
    Its mission was to prevent an invasion of Nice by monitoring the Bévéra valley, the Col de Castillon and the Col de Braus.
  • Environment
    • In the country
    • Mountain view
    • Town outskirts
    • Close to GR footpath
    • Panoramic view
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Services
  • Equipment
    • Parking
  • Services
    • Guided tours
  • From July 1, 2022 to September 18, 2022
  • Full price
    10 €
  • Free for the European Heritage Days. Possibility to make a donation to the Association for the maintenance of the fort.
Openings
Openings
  • Each saturday from July 1, 2022 until September 18, 2022
    * Guided tours at 2.30 pm Saturdays 2, 16, 30 July, 06, 20 and 27 August 2022. For the European Heritage Days, free guided tour at 2.30 pm on 17 and 18 September 2022. Possibility to make a donation to the Association for the maintenance of the fort.
  • On July 2, 2022
  • On July 16, 2022
  • On July 30, 2022
  • On August 6, 2022
  • On August 20, 2022
  • On August 27, 2022
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