A crossbow scope of the continent L’ile Verte La Ciotat is very close!

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L’ile Verte La Ciotat is part sightseeing must for any holidaymaker staying in the region. Each summer more than 17,000 people visit is exceptional site. Become very popular with hotel, camping, holiday rentals La Ciotat, shuttle service to the island is regularly efficient and friendly.

The General Council of Bouches-du-Rhone in 1963 acquired L’ile Verte near the Navy. The island, with an area of ??13 hectares (430 m to 260 m), is located in the town of La Ciotat, just 420 meters from the continent. During the summer holidays, the Scouts of France, housed in a building dating from the German occupation, involved in monitoring of forests against fires and educate visitors on this exceptional environment and fragile.

And yet so far away already!

Take the boat for ten minutes, this is an adventure from the Conquest to the remains of an ancient piece of land engulfed the remains of fortifications, the remains of orgies “gabianesques”

From the old port of La Ciotat, the boat takes ten minutes to cross the stretch of sea and reach the small cove of St. Peter. A trail 2 km, arranged and marked, toured the island and through the creek Seynerolles the Plageolle and Fort Saint-Pierre 49 meters at the top of the island!

As in any nature reserve, it is forbidden to make fire, gather plants and collect mineral …

A bit of History

With a strategic position in the seventeenth century, Marshal Trouville built two forts: Fort Saint-Pierre and Fort Saint-Louis has now disappeared. The English in 1808, landed on the island and bombard La Ciotat. This unsuccessful intrusion will cause the construction of coastal batteries of which is still visible in the east. In 1812, another incursion of English, defeated by the officer GERY, is the origin of the initiative for the construction of Fort GERY. During the First World War, four artillery pieces are installed. The most important remains dating from the Second World War, when the Germans transformed the island into a real basis, shaving Fort Géry two meters from the ground, the crowning of a concrete one meter thick. On 12 August 1944 the U.S. bombing and destroy the fortifications, leaving only the ruins of the blockhouse.

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