Fort Boyard

Fort Boyard is a very popular TV show that started in France and now has been done in thirty other countries. I don’t watch it as I don’t like reality type shows where people have to be in a container with snakes or bugs. The Fort where it takes place is not far from oue beach place. There are all sorts of boat tours taking people out to see it and I think there will one day even be tours of the inside. It was built between ÃŽle Oleron and ÃŽle d’Aix to keep out the English who raided France at this point many times. It was finished at the end of the 1800’s, then abandoned until it became a listed bulding and then the TV show really put it on the map.

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We rented a boat one day and one of the things we did was circle the fort. We were one boat among many-it was a nautical Eiffel Tower experience.

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Getting closer.

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One of the boats as we circled.

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The bst photo that I got on the bobbing boat. It was a fun thing to do.

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