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Fort-Queyras

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Fortified castle, listed, 13th C, 17th C in Château-Ville-Vieille
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  • Star of stone on its glacial lock, dominating the gorges of Guil, Fort-Queyras throws by its characteristic silhouette of the works of Vauban! Impossible to miss this emblem cherished by the Queyrassins, you pass at its feet to go up the valley!

  • Are you curious and want to know a little more? Here's some history on this architectural gem in the Queyras massif:
    The strategic position of this lock means that it was probably built as early as Roman times.
    As early as 1265, the presence of a medieval castle built by the Counts of Albon defended the Queyras against bands of looters. In the 16th century, the Wars of Religion and, in 1695, the assault by Savoyard troops led to numerous modifications to the fort.
    In addition to its...
    Are you curious and want to know a little more? Here's some history on this architectural gem in the Queyras massif:
    The strategic position of this lock means that it was probably built as early as Roman times.
    As early as 1265, the presence of a medieval castle built by the Counts of Albon defended the Queyras against bands of looters. In the 16th century, the Wars of Religion and, in 1695, the assault by Savoyard troops led to numerous modifications to the fort.
    In addition to its defensive role, Fort Queyras served as a prison for bandits and women accused of witchcraft.
    By the end of the 17th century, Vauban had transformed the fort into almost its present form. He doubled the size of the original château and enclosed the fort within a vast enclosure. The casemated batteries were added at the end of the 18th century.
    Fort Queyras remained in army hands until the late 1960s, having been disarmed between 1940 and 1944.
    Today, you can visit the fort every summer from May to November. Access is via the drawbridge, allowing you to admire the medieval keep and visit the crypt, which houses a space dedicated to the geology of the Queyras region.
    Philippe de Broca even found the Fort to his taste, as this historic site became the setting for the cloak-and-dagger film "Le Bossu". Scenes of feasting and fighting were filmed inside the fort.

    Dogs are welcome and must be kept on a leash.
  • Environment
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Close to GR footpath
    • Overview on river
    • Mountain view
    • Near shuttle stop
Services
  • Equipment
    • Parking
    • Exhibition space
    • Toilets
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
    • Themed tour
Rates
Payment methods
  • Check
  • Cash
  • From May 1, 2024 to November 3, 2024
  • Full price
    13 €
  • Child
    10 €
  • Student
    10 €
  • Family pass
    From 40 € to 50 €
  • Group adults
    10 €
Openings
  • From May 1, 2024
    until November 3, 2024
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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