Fortifications of Vauban
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Fortifications of Vauban has a dozen groups of fortified buildings and sites along the western, northern and eastern borders of France.
They explains the best examples of the work of Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633-1707), a military engineer of King Louis XIV.
The serial property contains towns constructed from scratch by Vauban, citadels, urban bastion walls and bastion towers. There are also mountain forts, sea forts, a mountain battery and two mountain communication structures.
This property is engrave as bearing evidence to the peak of classic fortifications, typical of western military architecture. Vauban also played a major part in the history of fortification in Europe and on other continents until the mid-19th century.