Fort du Cap MartinFort du Cap Martin
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Coastal forts

Coastal forts Thrills guaranteed!

Abandoned fort ruins towering over you in silence that’s sometimes broken by a bird of prey’s cry, or damp and cold underground cities where experiencing the crews’ self-sufficient life will give you goosebumps. Thrills guaranteed! You can’t help but be in awe of these strongholds.

Sainte-Agnès Fort

An underground fortress

The Sainte-Agnès site has always been very popular at 800m overlooking the sea. The fort was built between 1932 and 1938 to defend Menton Bay from Italian attacks and is a real underground city dug into the rock with almost 2000m2 of corridors and rooms. Audio on guided tours gives you a better feel for the environment where the underground fortress’ residents lived.

Cap Martin Fort

at the end of the Maginot Line

The fort was built between 1930 and 1933 at the end of the Maginot Line to protect France from a potential Italian invasion. It was involved in battles between the French and Italian in June 1940. In Cap Martin’s vegetation you can see 3 steel bells poking out from the fort that has a maze of corridors 25m underground.