Fort Boyard

During your stay at the Hotel François Ier La Rochelle come close to the FORT BOYARD, embarq aboard the cruise ship.

Go an excursion around this colossus of the seas, 68 meters long, and 31 meters wide.
From the old harbour of La Rochelle set sail the FORT BOYARD, to admire this impressive fortress in the middle of the sea, whose fame is due to the famous game show

A symbolic fortress of Rochefort, the fort was built between 1804 abd 1866 on sandbank fundations, to prevent English ships from seizing the maritim arsenal of Rochefort and the harbour of the Aix island.
The fort was also called the “useless fort” because it never served for its original military role.