Friday, 18 January 2013

1283 FR - Fortifications of Vauban (2008)

Brief Description

"Fortifications of Vauban consists of 12 groups of fortified buildings and sites along the western, northern and eastern borders of France. They represent the finest examples of the work of Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633-1707), a military engineer of King Louis XIV. The serial property includes towns built 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 inscribed as bearing witness to the peak of classic fortifications, typical of western military architecture. Vauban also played a major role in the history of fortification in Europe and on other continents until the mid-19th century."

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1283

1283-001 La citadella d’Arras
1283-002 La citadelle, l’enceinte urbaine et le fort Griffon de Besançon
1283-003 La citadelle et le fort Paté et Médoc de Blaye/Cussac-Fort-Médoc
1283-004 L’enceinte urbaine, les forts des Salettes, des Trois-Tête, du Randoouillet et Dauphin, la communication Y et le pont d’Asfeld de Briançon
1283-005 La tour Dorée de Camaret-sur-Mer
1283-006 La place forte de Longwy
1283-007 La place forte de Mont-Dauphin
1283-008 L’enceinte et la citadelle de Mont-Louis
1283-009 La place forte de Neuf-Brisach

1283-010 La citadelle el l’enceinte de Saint-Martin-de-Ré
1283-011 Les tours-observatoires de Tatihou et de la Hougue
1283-012 L’enceinte, le fort et la Cova Bastera de Villefranche-de-Conflent

 Courtesy of sunsky from France
 
1283-001 La citadella d’Arras
Courtesy of vykortsfantast from postcrossing forum
1283-002 Citadel of Besançon - Fortified entrance to the Front Royal

Courtesy of igor63 from postcrossing forum
1283-003 La citadelle et le fort Paté et Médoc de Blaye
1283-005 La tour Dorée de Camaret-sur-Mer
Courtesy of vykortsfantast from postcrossing forum
1283-006 La place forte de Longwy
stamp showing another unesco sites Reimes cathedral
1283-008 L’enceinte et la citadelle de Mont-Louis

1283-009 Neuf-Brisach ( Haut-Rhin ): New Town
 
1283-010 La citadelle el l’enceinte de Saint-Martin-de-Ré

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