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Fort Boyard from Sequoia Parc - Al Fresco Holidays

The weather last weekend, here at Sequoia Parc, reached over 40°C -a little too hot for some people who spent their time looking for shade or water to splash in. Luckily, most of the Al Fresco plots have some shade. All our plots are large and surrounded by bushes and trees, giving not only the treasured shade but also privacy. The weather broke in spectactuar fashion on Monday with an electric storm – these are always fun to watch from the protection of your luxury mobile home. As the weeks have progessed, the temperature has steadied at a more reasonable 25°C.

Many customers this week have taken a trip to view Fort Boyard. The fort was built in the 19th century, to give protection to the habours of Aix Island and Rochefort, both of which were important military bases at the time. It was comissioned during the 7 years war between France and England. Construction lasted 10 years, finishing after the war! Doh!

The fort was abandoned at the start of the 20th century and fell into disrepair before becoming a listed building in 1950, under the protection of the local council. Today, it is now a setting of the popular TV series of the same name.

Although there are many trips by boat to view Fort Boyard, you cannot disembark there or land on it. The boats circle the fort, giving plenty of time for photos. Boats go from Boyardville, on the Isle d’Oleron and also from Fouras. The cost is around €20 to €25 for a journey of around an hour and a half. Both Boyardville and Fouras are well worth a visit themselves, extending the time before and after the boat trip.

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