Fort De QuerquevilleCurrently Closed
- Address: Rue du Fort, 50460 Querqueville, Cherbourg, France
- Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +33-695371033
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Fort
Fort de Querqueville, is a fort built in 18th century by Louis XVI, during his trip to Cherbourg in 1789. The well preserved chamber casemated Fort de Querqueville is the only existing fort of Marcouf islands in Cherbourg, because of the altered operational and fundamental importance of the Homet and Pelee islands. Apart from the defences offered by the safe, ‘Artillery polygon’ is located just outside the fort to strengthen the defence mechanism of the fort. This range was established primarily for the Navy gunners during 1854-1857. The site played an important role in WWI, when it launched anti-submarine warfare experiments in the harbour, with the help of a listening post microphone detection system. Fort Querqueville was kept under military secrecy until 2013, when it was classified as a property of SCI Fort Querqville. The fort, with its projection and its incoming moats, is a conventional French fortification structure but is unique to the city of Cherbourg due to the well-designed barracks and use of pink granite and blue-green slates. The site boasts of spectacular views of the largest artificial harbour in the world and is cultural venue open to public with festivals and events throughout the year. Highlights and must sees include:
- Artillery polygon
- Entrée principale du fort
- Chantier naval
- Maritime conservatory
- Defence systems
Entrance Ticket Details For Fort De Querqueville
- Entry is free.
Fort De Querqueville Hours
- Wednesday: Only for population services except in July and August.
How to Reach Fort De Querqueville
- Walk or hire a taxi.
- Ask a local for the bus details.
- Al Bodino
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6.71% of people who visit Cherbourg include Fort De Querqueville in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
75% of people start their Fort De Querqueville visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Fort De Querqueville
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort De Querqueville
Fort De Querqueville Reviews & Ratings
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Un fort qui vaut le détour pour être visité sur Querqueville. Accès en passant devant l'école des Fourriers