The Navette Gratuite bus stops at the Port Vauban. There's
quite a long walk around to the other side of the Fort to find the
The Fort itself is upon a hill.
from where there are wonderful views over the Port Vauban and the town.
The site was occupied by the Greeks who built there a temple of Hermes (Mercury) and when the fort was built around 1550AD a chapel was incorporated into the central courtyard.
Left: a main mess room. Right: dormitory
Close-up of oven.
Above: The Prison
View of the Port Vauban from the top of the Fort. The Harbour can berth 2400 boats.
Left: a lavatory
A prison next to the kitchen. Being imprisoned and starved next to cooking smells was a form of torture much relished by the French Army.
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