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Le Fort La Prée

Historic site and monument ,  Historic patrimony ,  Military Patrimony ,  Fort ,  Rampart ,  Classified in La Flotte
  • Fort la Prée is the oldest military fort of the island. Discover it with your family or friends.

  • The site of La Prée was a landing pier between La Rochelle et Ré until the middle of the 19th century and the location of the first royal fortification in 1626.

    Since it was a major work for the reconquest of the island from the English army in 1627, the fort was a link in the encirclement strategy of La Rochelle planned by Louis XIII and Richelieu. This was the only military building maintained immediatly after the vistory over La Rochelle in 1628, this eminent example of fortification...
    The site of La Prée was a landing pier between La Rochelle et Ré until the middle of the 19th century and the location of the first royal fortification in 1626.

    Since it was a major work for the reconquest of the island from the English army in 1627, the fort was a link in the encirclement strategy of La Rochelle planned by Louis XIII and Richelieu. This was the only military building maintained immediatly after the vistory over La Rochelle in 1628, this eminent example of fortification dating from the beginning of the 17th century was partly razed according to Vauban's wish in 1685, only the keep and the original seafront façade being preserved.

    Please note that the monument is closed on saturday and each week end from 18th may to the end of september(for privatization). Please contact us for further information.

    Last admission 45 minutes before the closing times of the site.

    Discover the adventures of the fort thanks to our summer entertainments throughout the summer season. You can read the programme on the Fort La Prée Facebook page and website.
  • Environment
    • Sea view
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
Services
  • Activities
    • Children's entertainment
    • History
    • Heritage
  • Equipment
    • Exhibition space
    • Car park
    • Meeting room
    • Coach parking
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    • Pets welcome
    • Themed tour
    • Shop
    • Guided tours
    • Concert/events
    • Convention
    • Family Reception/drinks reception
    • Exhibition/trade fair
    • Seminar/meeting
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  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash
  • From April 7, 2024 to November 2, 2024
  • Reduced price
    4.50 €
  • Adult
    From 6 € to 7.50 €
  • Child
    2.50 €
  • Large family
    From 15 € to 18 €
  • Group adults
    From 5 € to 6.50 €
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  • From April 7, 2024
    until May 5, 2024
  • From May 6, 2024
    until May 12, 2024
  • From May 13, 2024
    until June 30, 2024
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    until July 7, 2024
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    until July 14, 2024
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    until July 21, 2024
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    until July 28, 2024
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    until August 18, 2024
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    until August 25, 2024
  • From August 26, 2024
    until September 1, 2024
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    until September 29, 2024
  • From October 20, 2024
    until November 2, 2024
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