Sainte Agathe fort

The Sainte-Agathe fort, dating from the sixteenth century, was built under François I to protect the coasts of relentless attacks. It is an old canon tower redeveloped over the centuries. The fort houses an exhibition tracing the history of Porquerolles and actions of the National Park of Port-Cros. Entrance fee in season, from june to october. Then closed to the public.

Fort Ste Agathe built under François I, around 1531, is listed in the Supplementary Inventory of Historical Monuments.

It is a large round tower, housing a large vaulted room, surmounted by a battery terrace. The whole is enclosed in a trapezoidal enclosure against which came leaning buildings such as the cistern...

Fully restored, Fort Ste Agathe was assigned to Port-Cros National Park.
Historical, geographical and environmental presentation of the island through the exhibition halls. Panoramic view from the tower.

Open from April 30th to October 17th from 10 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm. Prices: 5 € (free under 18 years old).
Guided tours available on Wednesday and Friday morning at 10am. Group limited to 10 people. Recommended booking (10 € for adults, 6 € for children, free under 6 years old).


  • Bad weather alternative
  • Historic patrimony
  • Military Patrimony
  • Fort

Spoken languages

  • French


Languages of the visit

  • French


  • Time of individual visit 45 Hours (average)
  • Unguided individual tours available permanently


  • Guided group tours on request

Cultural activities

  • Environment
  • History
  • Heritage

Comfort / services

  • Exhibition space
  • Guided tours


Full price: 5 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years, Job-seeker, children accompanied by an adult, the students, residents, disabled people.

Means of payment

  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash