How can I watch Fort Boyard outside of France?

By | June 22, 2018

The new series of Fort Boyard starts on France 2 on Saturday (unless you’re in Belgium, then you get on Fridays for whatever reason) and as is usual I’ve set up a discussion page for it.

But if you’re reading this you’re probably not French. How can you watch it?

  • Absolutely, if you’re serious about watching foreign free-to-air television, paying for a proper VPN is recommended. I pay for a subscription to Tunnelbear, other paid for VPNs are available. Windscribe has been recommended as a free limited alternative, we can’t be held responsible for what you do to your computer. The advantage of the VPN route is that you can also watch on catch-up if you miss it without too much effort. On the France 2 site, Direct is live, replay is catch-up. Which you probably worked out, but still. You may need to register with a Google account or similar.
  • Dodgy live streams may be available, they’re usually heavy on ads so an ad-blocker is recommended. Try searching for France 2 live stream. Again, on your own heads be it.
  • Somebody usually uploads them to Youtube a day or two after. Obviously these run the risk of getting taken down, so check early and often.

It’s scheduled to start at 7:55 UK time and will finish just after ten, although French TV timings can be pretty flexible so you’ll probably put it on and get five minutes of the hilarious Parents Mode d’Emploi first, probably. Anyway, there you are.

7 thoughts on “How can I watch Fort Boyard outside of France?

  1. Barney Sausage

    I use KeepSolid’s VPN Unlimited – I’ve used it for three years, and it’s been bang on for around 40 – 50 US dollars a year. When it was renewal time a few months ago, I went delving online and found a promo code from an American firm that’s a bit like Groupon, that was offering a lifetime subscription (that means 100 years, with an option to add more time at the end if you get to 100 not out!!) for $39.99 – and they had another code to get $22 off. I was skeptical, but I thought I’d give it a whirl, and it worked – I got a lifetime sub for about fourteen quid sterling.

    That $22 off code has gone, but they’re running the $39.99 lifetime sub offer again for the next week – here’s the link, in case people are interested – and I hope links are allowed, I promise I don’t work for the firm and it’s not a shitty affiliate link where I earn anything at all, I’m just passing it on in case anyone finds it of use…ignore the $22 off, because I just checked and if you apply the code, it says “coupons not allowed on this sale” – but it still checks out the lifetime sub for $39.99 –

    Hope someone finds it useful!

    1. Brig Bother Post author

      Thanks Barney!

      (Barney works for BBC so this is a legitimate comment, in case you were pondering.)

  2. Lee

    If your someone who doesn’t mind watching it later on there a great Russian site called
    You can search for Fort Boyard communities and join some groups. (The one im in is They actually have alot of the old episodes in the video sections as well as intentional versions

      1. Mika

        Though if you’re not watching Youtube with the Dark Arts (or on a non-Dark Arts-compatible device), holy crap those ads. At least couldn’t they have tried to slot them not in the middle of games?

        1. Brig Bother Post author

          I suspect Youtube puts them in automatically, rather convieniently just as Youtube Premium has launched.


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