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Fort du Barbonnet

Historic site and monument, Military Patrimony, Fort in Sospel
  • A key part of the Maginot line culminating at 847 m., it houses numerous artillery pieces, and a museum on the armies of the Alps has been developed there. A very interesting outlook over the Authion alpine range over the Mediterranean.

  • Built at the top of the Mount Barbonnet at 847 meters high, it blocked the Bévéra valley and the Col de Braus, thus protecting Nice. This summit was fortified multiple times.
    Its mission was to prevent an invasion of Nice by monitoring the Bévéra valley, the Col de Castillon and the Col de Braus.

    Group visits (minimum 20 people) are possible on request with 1 month's notice by SMS to 06 84 01 47 19
  • Environment
    • In the country
    • Mountain view
    • Town outskirts
    • Close to GR footpath
    • Panoramic view
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Equipment
    • Parking
  • Services
    • Guided tours
  • Rates
    Free for the European Heritage Days. Possibility to make a donation to the Association for the maintenance of the fort.
  • From July 6, 2023
    until August 31, 2023
  • Saturday
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM