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Fort du Cabelou

The Fort du Cabelou was built around 1746 to defend Bay of La Forêt entrance and Concarneau harbour.

The fort is horseshoe-shaped. It has a guard room topped by a sentry box and a gunpowder store.

Its entrance is protected by a half bastion: The paraped has 6 openings facing the sea.

In 1794, 24 gunners were in charge of four 36 pounds canons.

The fort was decommissioned during the 19th century.

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  • Uploaded on March 30, 2013
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    by BritPlom
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