The Fort of Bron is a military construction, part of the defense system created by General Séré de Rivières after the war of 1870 between France and Germany.
Built between 1875 and 1877, it was one of the forts designed to prevent an enemy from approaching the city from the eastern Lyon plain.
Discover the Fort of Bron
Discover the characteristics of the forts built in France at the end of the 19th century: a polygonal fortification, a surrounding ditch, premises covered with earth to protect against enemy shells, platforms where artillery pieces were placed.
The Fort of Bron offers visitors many locations to understand the life of soldiers: ditches, a retractable bridge, a bakery, a forge, soldiers’ quarters, a kitchen, the disciplinary premises ….
Dates and times of visits
Compulsory « health pass » at entry from 18 years old
Guided tours only in French. Departures occur every 15 minutes depending upon the number of people.
Hours: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (departure time of the last visit)
- Sunday August 1, 2021
- September 18-19 , 2021 –> « Journées Européennes du Patrimoine »
- October 2-3 , « Craft exhibition »
- November 7, 2021
- Décember 5, 2021
Visits or activities by appointment
Visits can be organized for associations and schools, following agreement from the town hall. Please check with our association.
As part of the visits occur on clay soils, we advise you to wear comfortable shoes.
The average temperature in the fort is around 15 °C. Part of the visit occurs outdoors.
People with reduced mobility cannot access the entire route (because of the presence of stairs, slopes, etc.). However, a suitable route can still be organized if requested.
A warm space is provided for you and your bikes to rest. The fort hosts 2 museums which can be visited during the opening hours of the Fort of Bron with free access.
How to reach the Fort
• Address: chemin Vieux 69500 BRON
• GPS coordinates of the Fort: 45 ° 43 ′ 53.62 ″ N – 4 ° 55 ′ 08.89 ″ E.
• Tram: T2 or T5 stop at Les Alizés
• Bus: C15 stops at Fort de Bron
How to Contact us
By phone: +33 769 048 648