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Fort du Portalet

Fort du Portalet
Fort du Portalet Photo - Photo: Myrabella / Wikimedia Commons - Wikipedia - lic. under CC BY 3.0

Castle Facts:

Location: Etsaut et Borce, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques departement of France (Aquitaine Region).
Built: 1842.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: Open to the public.
Notes: Fort du Portalet is a high mountain (the Pyrenees), located in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the towns of Etsaut and Borce. Built on a cliff overlooking the Gave d'Aspe, he faces the path of Mâture and was responsible for protecting the road from Somport pass. It will serve as a place of detention for politicians under the Vichy regime and briefly after war, Marshal Petain. Became a historic monument, it is being restored and opened to visitors. The tourist office and the museum of the Aspe Valley organize guided tours of Fort Portalet. These tours are available by reservation, from the tourist office.

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