Fortifications have been on the Vazon Bay headland since the seventeenth century; later additions include a Martello tower, Victorian-era fortifications and bunkers and gun emplacements constructed by occupying German forces in World War II. This is a fascinating place to explore with two levels and great views across the bay. It is home to the Shrine of the Sacred Heart, a World War II bunker transformed by Hubert Le Galloudec from a place of war into a place of peace and beauty using local seashells to depict stories of the Bible and Christian symbols. The area surrounding Fort Hommet is great for walking, and the fort is easily accessible on the coast path leading to Vazon Bay.
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