Travel guide to the top of Fort de la Marguerie

Fort de la Marguerie is a high mountain fort at an elevation of 1.842m (6,043ft) above the sea level, located in the Maritime Alps, close to the border between France and Italy.

Fort de la Marguerie

The road to the fort is unpaved, steep, and very narrow. Drive sensibly it is not difficult terrain, but you must respect the fact other users may not be in a vehicle so drive slowly. 4x4 vehicle recommended, especially after rains.

The fort is also known as Forte Margheria, Fort de la Marguerite, Fort de la Marguerie and Forte Margaria. This Italian fort was built from 1882 to 1887 and used during both world wars. The fort and surrounding area became French soil after the Paris Peace Treaties in 1947. When the snow falls - which it does in the winter – things get tough and slippery.
Pic: andal Huber