Fort du Barbonnet

Col Saint-Jean - route de Nice 06380 Sospel
fort du Barbonnet vue panoramique
Col Saint-Jean - route de Nice 06380 Sospel

A key part of the Maginot line culminating at 847 m., it houses numerous artillery pieces, and a museum on the armies of the Alps has been developed there. A very interesting outlook over the Authion alpine range over the Mediterranean.

Built at the top of the Mount Barbonnet at 847 meters high, it blocked the Bévéra valley and the Col de Braus, thus protecting Nice. This summit was fortified multiple times.
Its mission was to prevent an invasion of Nice by monitoring the Bévéra valley, the Col de Castillon and the Col de Braus.



Closed temporarily.


Full price: 10 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years, children accompanied by an adult.

Free for the European Heritage Days. Possibility to make a donation to the Association for the maintenance of the fort.
Garage à vélo Non
Panier repas Non
Recharge VAE Non

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