Friday, July 23, 2010
Updated on MFS - Strange But True - Places 18 .
Fort Boyard - France
Fort Boyard (pronounced phonetically : / bojar /) is a fort located between the island of Aix and the Ile d'Oleron , attached to the town of Ile-d'Aix , in the Department of Charente-Maritime .
If building a defensive system on the 'Loin Boyard "was considered from the seventeenth century , the project was not realized until well into the nineteenth century. Built to protect the harbor, the mouth of the Charente, the port and especially the great arsenal of Rochefort assaults of the British navy, it is converted into a prison a few years after its completion.
Fort Boyard is part of the arsenal of Rochefort Maritime extends throughout the estuary of the Charente - Maritime . Today it is a property of the General Council of Charente-Maritime .
The fort is the subject of a classification under the Historic Monuments since 1950.Read more about this place on MFS,with 2 videoclips.
Posted by Will MFS at 11:24 AM