This fort was built under Richelieu in the 17C and constituted one of the "bolts" protecting the entrance of Toulon harbour. It was taken from the English in 1793 by none other than a young Corsican commander by the name of Bonaparte and now houses an attractive naval museum which evokes the sombre history of Toulon penal colony (that of Jean Valjean). Lovely views of St-Mandrier, Toulon and the harbour from the battlements.
Address:924 corniche Bonaparte, 83500 La Seyne-sur-Mer
Phone:+33 4 94 94 84 72
Price:3 € (-18 years old 2 €) €
Jul-Aug: 10am-noon, 3pm-7pm; rest of year: 10am-noon, 2pm-6pm - closed Mon and Bank Hols