There is a sign at the one entrance to the Medina or the old part of Essaouira City and it says that the French built this fort around the end of the 1800. It is very interesting, full of cannons, and such, with parapet walls, and arrow or gun holes in the sides. One of the best forts I have seen in my travels, although hard to see past all the restaurants and tourist crap to see what you are looking at, or try to understand. I think they totally moved one wall at the water entrance to accommodate or make a plaza area for tourist, as the walls of the city do not close; there is a huge hole in the one end.


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