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Fort Lagarde

UNESCO Heritage List

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After the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659 Louis XIV decides to reinforce his kingdom new border with the Spain.
In this context in 1674 Louis XIV decides to build in Prats-de-Mollo, a little border village on the left bank of the river Tech, a new fortress.
The construction work is undertaken by Vauban who builds Fort Lagarde (or Fort De La Garde) between 1677 and 1682 - on the place of the watch tower of the old medieval castle.
It is typical example of a bastioned fortification, adapted to the relief with terraced layers of fire walls. It has on the southern side, two successive lines of defense in front of a dungeon. The northern and eastern fronts are bordered by ravines. The Western Front, more vulnerable, is protected by a more complex defense system.
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Visiting Hours:From April 1st to June 30th from 2pm to 17:30 pm from Tuesday to Saturday
From July 1st to August 31st from 11am to 6pm
From September 1st to October 30th from 2pm to 6 pm.


Added by: Vito Urso Added on: 17 Jan 2017

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Vito Urso


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