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.

Beautifully constructed, the Tower is the finest example of a fort at sea with a low battery and throat tower.

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 Vauban in action during a battle on June 18, 1694.

The Centre d'interprétation de la fortification de Vauban en Bretagne (interpretation center for Vauban's fortifications in Brittany) 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.

- April 6 to May 31 and September 1 to November 3 - daily 2 pm to 6 pm (closed Tuesdays).
- June 1 to August 31 - daily 10 am to 6 pm.
- December 21 to January 5, 2025 - daily 2 pm to 6 pm (closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1).

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

Full price: €6

Reduced rate : 3 €

Family pass: €15

Museum pass: €5

Guided tour: €7

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

  • Groups of 10 to 30 people
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Main services

  • Groups of 10 to 30 people


  • Store

On-site activities

  • Theme-specific animation
  • Children's workshop
  • 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 06/04/2024 to 03/11/2024
Historic sites and monuments

Vauban Tower

29570 Camaret-sur-Mer
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