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Fort Brescou


The ruins of this island once served as a prison, later as an old people’s home and mental asylum. Nowadays, the island is accessible by boat and can be visited.


Category: Cap d'Agde
City: Cap d'Agde
Date:
23.11.2009
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In the 17th century, cardinal Armand, in those days the duke of Richelieu, planned the construction of a large military harbour/commercial port at the cap of Agde. This small island that emerged from the volcano Mont St.Loup some 300,000 years ago should have been connected with the mainland. A plan that has never been realized. However, the Fort Brescou was built, an island fort near the coast which served as a state prison until to the 19th century.
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Another nice photo of Fort Brescou. For the rest, you will find there wonderful diving and snorkeling conditions....
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