Vauban Tower

Historic sites and monuments

Why take advantage?

Unique in French military architecture, the Tour Dorée has watched over the Camaret cove and the entrance to the Brest Narrows for over 300 years.

It was intended to repel enemy attempts to enter the cove and prevent them from taking the Roscanvel batteries inland.

Since 2008, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with eleven other major Vauban sites. Historically linked to its architect, the Tour Dorée is the only site to have seen the presence of Vauban at the time of a battle, on June 18, 1694.
To help visitors discover this remarkable site, the Centre d'interprétation de la fortification de Vauban en Bretagne offers visitors the chance to immerse themselves in the history of this major edifice and understand its role through a scenography worthy of the tower's prestige.

Free access to the store and temporary exhibitions.

Open from April 8th to November 1st, from 2pm to 6pm - Closed on Tuesdays.
From May 30th, June, July and August, daily from 10am to 6pm.

Open from December 16 to January 8, 2024, from 2pm to 6pm - Closed on December 25 and January 1.

Open all year round for group bookings
02 98 27 89 53

Full price: €6

Reduced rate : 3 €

The Vauban Tower's mission was to watch over the entrance to the Brest Narrows and prevent any landings in the Camaret cove.
Still unfinished, it underwent its baptism of fire on June 18, 1694. Here, Vauban defeated 147 Anglo-Dutch vessels attempting to disembark.
The Vauban Tower is one of Vauban's fortifications and has been on UNESCO's World Heritage List since 2008.

UNESCO World Heritage
Theme(s) : Tower

Main services

  • Pets allowed
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Main services

  • Pets allowed


  • Store

On-site activities

  • Temporary exhibitions

Spoken language(s)

  • French
  • English

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The situation:
  • Downtown
  • By the sea

Means of payment

  • Payment cards
  • Bank and postal cheques
  • Vacation vouchers
  • Species

Opening hours

  • From 08/04/2023 to 08/01/2024
Historic sites and monuments

Vauban Tower

29570 Camaret-sur-Mer
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