Fort de Bertheaume
Adventure in a 17th century fort
Just 15 minutes from the hotel by car, the superb Fort de Bertheaume was used by the military until 1944. At a height of 37 metres, it was constructed around 1690 at the instigation of Louis XIV to protect Brest during the Nine Years' War. On the upper platform of the island, the royal military architect Vauban thus placed three canons and two mortars designed to control the Cove of Bertheaume, from which ships enter or exit the Bay of Brest to this day.
After having been abandoned for more than 40 years, the fort was purchased by the municipality of Plougonvelin, who opened it to visitors and regularly organises exhibitions and light and sound shows that cover its history.
In warmer months (the start of April to the end of September), Bertheaume Iroise Aventure offers a continuous lifeline experience suitable for all ages, zipwires and rope bridges (Tibetan bridge, monkey bridge, Nepalese bridge and cave ladder). It is the ideal place for a unique and thrilling experience with friends or family.