Fort du Barbonnet, also called Fort Suchet and then Barbonnet Works, is an Alpine fortification, located in the commune of Sospel, in the Alpes-Maritimes department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France.

It is built at the top of Mont Barbonnet, which rises to 847 meters, able to block the Bévéra valley and the Col de Braus, thus protecting Nice. This summit was fortified several times: first in 1883-1886, with the construction of a fort Séré de Rivières, which was then modernized from 1891 to 1917 (addition of layers of concrete and some armoring), then again in 1931-1935, in the form of an artillery work as part of the Maginot Line.

How to get to?

From Paris: 9 hr 11 min (974 km) via A6 and A7

From Marseille: 2 hr 43 min (249 km) via A8

From Nice: 47 min (40.9 km) via A8

From Toulouse: 5 hr 47 min (603 km) via A8

From Monaco: 47 min (30.0 km) via D2566

See also France travel guide

See also Spain travel guide

See also Pyrenees travel guide

See also Andorra travel guide

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