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Fort Napoleon

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At the end of the 18th century, France annexed the region. Napoleon feared an invasion from England via Ostend harbour and therefore ordered an imposing fort to be built in the dunes in 1811. In both world wars, the fort got a new lease of life as artillery quarter for the German army. Since 1995, Erfgoed Vlaanderen (the Flemish Heritage Association) has managed the fort. It made sure it was restored and turned into an open monument.

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-Audio guide
-Educational program
-Group tour
-Child friendly
-Accessible to disabled persons
-For young people between 12 and 16 years

- Fort Napoleon
- Vuurtorenweg z/n, 8400 Oostende
- Tel: +32 59 32 00 48
- Fax: +32 59 32 00 56
- E-Mail: fort.napoleon@erfgoed-vlaanderen.be
- Web: www.fortnapoleon.be
entrance fee: 2/2 euro

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Vuurtorenweg z/n
8400 Oostende

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