A YouTuber illegally enters Fort Boyard, the production files a complaint

A YouTuber illegally enters Fort Boyard, the production files a complaint

A YouTuber has illegally entered Fort Boyard, a fort that hosts the France 2 game show of the same name. The production announces a complaint.

“Today, I infiltrated Fort Boyard”. Proudly, Max Von Croft, a YouTuber who specializes in the discovery of often inaccessible urban spaces, films himself at the top of the famous fort located opposite the island of Oléron and which serves as the setting for the summer program of France 2. A video which today earned him prosecution because the young man illegally entered the monument.

The young man, sailor’s cap on his head, evokes a “chill, quiet” video. The story identified by South West is part of a game show event. The YouTubeur recounts having entered the fort after a 2.5 km journey in the middle of the night in the middle of the sea.

“All for a 25-30 meter abseil on a fort in the middle of the night, it was magnificent, it’s the kind of adventure we love,” he explains.


For about thirty minutes, we see him wandering around the fort emptied of candidates and technical teams. Everything is shown there from the tower of Father Fouras, to the infirmary or even the technical platform built just a few meters from the fort to enter “safely” into the monument, according to the production. “I’m not going to show you too many proof sets, because you risk being extremely disappointed, because it’s really cardboard, (…) it’s only hollow, fake “, he denigrates.

“I felt betrayed, the famous stone platform, it does not exist”, he quips, referring to the platform where the candidates must bring the boyars at the end of the game.

The video was filmed in September 2021 as film crews left the location. The production teams reopened the fort around March, putting the security systems back in place. Filming takes place from May to July and renovation and compliance work is carried out until mid-September. It was posted on Max Von Croft’s YouTube channel dedicated to his exploits of urbex (urban exploration of usually abandoned places).

The production of the program Adventure Line Production (ALP) filed a complaint in the process. “He had a dangerous behavior, it was necessary to mark the occasion not to give ideas to others otherwise we will end up one day or another with a drama”, we explain at ALP to BFMTV. com recalling that the fort is not accessible to the public. The production confirms that “nothing has been damaged or stolen and that this complaint is intended to have a deterrent effect.

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