Fort La Latte
Fort La Latte is a spectacular cliff top castle which lies about 35km to the west of Saint Malo and 4km from Cap Frehel on the north coast of Brittany.
Built in the 13th century, Fort La Latte occupies a wonderful position along the Cote d’Emeraude and as such, the battlements offer some truly unmissable panoramic scenes of the surrounding coastline.
Throughout the centuries the fort has played an important and strategic part in protecting the coastline. During later years the forts canons were used to protect ships anchored in Fresnaye Bay whilst they waited to enter the busy port of St Malo and were also used to protect St Malo against enemy ships waiting to do the same.
Filled with ancient history those film buffs amongst you will also recognise the fort as being the one where Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis fought one another during the film “The Vikings”.
If you intend on visiting a castle during your stay in northern Brittany, ensure Fort La Latte is on your itinerary. The forts location, stunning views and history will not disappoint you.
Campsites near Fort La Latte
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