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.

The Fort of Bron offers visitors many locations to understand the life of soldiers

Dates and times of visits

Compulsory « health pass » at entry from 12 years old

Monthly visits

Guided tours only in French. Departures occur every 15 minutes depending upon the number of people.

Hours: 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. (departure time of the last visit)


September 1er, 2024

September 22, JEP

October , « Craft exhibition »

November 10, 2024

Décember, 1er, 2024

January , 2025

February , 2025

March , 2025

April , 2025

May , 2025

June , 2025

Visits or activities by appointment

Visits can be organized for associations and schools, following agreement from the town hall. Please check with our association.

Practical advice

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

Chemin Vieux, Bron, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

• 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