Fort De Querqueville

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  • 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
  • Barracks
  • 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.


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  • Fort De Querqueville Address: Rue du Fort, 50460 Querqueville, Cherbourg, France
  • Fort De Querqueville Contact Number: +33-695371033
  • Fort De Querqueville Timing: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm
  • Fort De Querqueville Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Fort De Querqueville: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 6.71% of people who visit Cherbourg include Fort De Querqueville in their plan

  • 75% of people start their Fort De Querqueville visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Fort De Querqueville

Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort De Querqueville

People normally club together Jardin Public and Jardins En Hommage A Jacques Prevert while planning their visit to Fort De Querqueville.

People also prefer to start their day with Fort De Querqueville.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Fort De Querqueville Reviews & Ratings

  • Magnifique paysage

  • Fort à vendre en principe interdit d'entrer

  • Un fort qui vaut le détour pour être visité sur Querqueville. Accès en passant devant l'école des Fourriers

  • belle vue

  • Historique

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