Visuel 1Fort-Queyras


Star of stone on its glacial lock, dominating the gorges of Guil, Fort-Queyras throws by its characteristic silhouette of the works of Vauban! Impossible to miss this emblem cherished by the Queyrassins, you pass at its feet to go up the valley!
Are you curious and want to know a little more? Here's some history on this architectural gem in the Queyras massif:
The strategic position of this lock means that it was probably built as early as Roman times.
As early as 1265, the presence of a medieval castle built by the Counts of Albon defended the Queyras against bands of looters. In the 16th century, the Wars of Religion and, in 1695, the assault by Savoyard troops led to numerous modifications to the fort.
In addition to its defensive role, Fort Queyras served as a prison for bandits and women accused of witchcraft.
By the end of the 17th century, Vauban had transformed the fort into almost its present form. He doubled the size of the original château and enclosed the fort within a vast enclosure. The casemated batteries were added at the end of the 18th century.
Fort Queyras remained in army hands until the late 1960s, having been disarmed between 1940 and 1944.
Today, you can visit the fort every summer from May to November. Access is via the drawbridge, allowing you to admire the medieval keep and visit the crypt, which houses a space dedicated to the geology of the Queyras region.
Philippe de Broca even found the Fort to his taste, as this historic site became the setting for the cloak-and-dagger film "Le Bossu". Scenes of feasting and fighting were filmed inside the fort.

Dogs are welcome and must be kept on a leash.
Période(s) d'ouvertureFrom 01/05 to 03/11/2024, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.


GPS coordinates
Latitude : 44.755605
Longitude : 6.78955


01/05/2024 - 03/11/2024
Full price13.00€
Child (6-18 years)10.00€
Family pass40.00€50.00€2 enfants payant et 2 adultes 40?, 3 enfants payant et 2 adultes 45?, 4 enfants payant et 2 adultes 50?
Group adults10.00€
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