Fort De L'ile Pelee
- Address: Fort de L’lle Pelle, Querqueville, Cherbourg, France
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Fort
The fort of L’lle Pelee is a military structure of the English channel of Querqueville, a part of the town of Cherbourg. The construction work for the fort began in 1779 on the site of a former small fort at the Peleeisland and was completed in 1784. The fort had three casemated batteries, which could accommodate 108 guns of large calibre, including 14 mortars and 84 pieces of, cannon firing lashing. The fort is now accessible from the tiny harbour in the front. Still owned by the Navy, it forbidden to enter it without permission of the navy. A concrete ramp at the front leads to imposing main entrance of the fort; here you get to see the proper rounded structure of the fort in order to have a better defence and attack mechanism. Highlights and must sees include:
- The defence strengths of the fort
- Age defying structure
- WWII impact at the site
Fort De L'ile Pelee Travel Tips
- Getting permission from the Navy prior the visit is compulsory.
Entrance Ticket Details For Fort De L'ile Pelee
- Entry is free.
Fort De L'ile Pelee Hours
- Call before you visit to verify timings.
How to Reach Fort De L'ile Pelee
- Walk or hire a taxi
- Ask a local for the bus details
- A la Plage de Collignon
- Au Noroit
- Au Rendez – Vous des Fontaines
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2.33% of people who visit Cherbourg include Fort De L'ile Pelee in their plan
50% of people start their Fort De L'ile Pelee visit around 5 PM
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People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Fort De L'ile Pelee
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