A little history
Before Forty2, there was the Fort des Saumonards. Its construction began in 1810 at Napoleon’s instigation to fortify France’s naval defences and complement Fort Boyard. Completed in 1818, it was quickly overtaken by military advances and was decommissioned at the beginning of the 20th century. Over the years, it served as a penal colony, a squat and even a holiday camp. In 2018, 42 acquired Fort des Saumonards, marking the beginning of a new chapter in its history as Forty2.