Thursday, 8 September 2011

SDP on tour ... La Tour Fondue

Just south of Hyères, from where the boat for Porquerolles leaves, is La Tour Fondue - the melted tower. The fort is a vestige of a defensive tower built in the 17th century.  Reminded me of the fortress on Bare Island in Sydney (built in response to the Crimean War and fear of Russina invasion)

1 comment:

  1. The fort is the sad remains of a defensive tower built in the 17th century, but I wonder who the locals were defending themselves against.

    Fort Queenscliff was built in the 1877-87 era, also presumably to keep the Russians out :) But the Victorian building is still in great nick.