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Fort de Bertheaume, July 2017

The original island fort dates back to the late Medieval period if not earlier. Vauban added a larger battery on shore in the 17th century. Today there's a steel bridge to the island; originally it was a rope bridge.
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View of the island from atop the shore battery

A recent additional method of access

zipline seen from the guard house over the bridge

Pinks and Sea Fennel on the rampart

Unidentified beetle