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Fort Boyard is today one of the most famous monuments in France. The exceptional success of a game show, the popularity of which has not been denied since 22 years is the cause. But this success itself is due to the particular strength of a monument whose history, form and atmosphere are unparalleled. Return to a destiny.
Fort Boyard: a national monument
Despite the human and financial effort, Fort Boyard became a useless military monument as a result of advances in artillery. The Navy employs a few months as a prison, and 30 years as a base of passive defense. Stricken, he is abandoned, looted and finally sold. The cinema, since 1966, and especially the television since 1990 make it brutally pass from the shade to the light. He is today a media and tourist icon, carrying the image of an entire department. The exhibition tells all these stories, big and small, who did what Boyard has become today.
Fort Boyard the adventures of a star, at the National Museum of the Navy.
The scenography retained, gladly spectacular, allows the visitor to enter Boyard, to live and understand, by image and sound, the destiny of a fort, between heritage and representation. Fort Boyard, the adventures of a star invites you to discover the successive lives of the most famous fort in France.