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Aigues-Mortes enclosure

Aigues-Mortes enclosure

Aigues-Mortes is a town and commune in the Gard département, in southern France, famous for the well-preserved city walls surrounding the city.

The foundation of the city is attributed to Marius Caius, around 102 BC, but the first document mentioning a place called "Ayga Mortas" (dead waters) dates from the 10th century.

Louis IX of France (Saint Louis) rebuilt the...
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Saint-Martin-de-Re enclosure and citadel

Saint-Martin-de-Re enclosure and citadel

Saint-Martin-de-Ré became famous during one of the nemerous wars between france and England in 17th century. A single citadel was then built by order of Richelieu to control access of La Rochelle.
In 1627, just after the completion, the duke of Buckingham landed his forces at Sablonceaux to help La Rochelle (a protestant town at that time). Marshal de Toiras was forced to retreat into t...
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La Ballue castle

La Ballue castle

Built in 1620, the chateau de la Ballue is particularly well situated nearby Mont-saint-Michel, & Saint Malo as well as nearby the Romantic City of Combourg, Dol de Bretagne, the medieval towns of Dinan & Fougères, the seaside resort of Dinard, and the 17th century town of Rennes.
The château, pure britton 17th century jewel, was, in the beginning of the 19th century (as in the late 20th...
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Fenelon Castle

Fenelon Castle

XIIth, XIVth, XVIth and XVIIth castle. Built on a succession of rocky terraces, this former fortified town possesses a triple enclosure which conjugates the rigour of warfare techniques with the elegance of the Renaissance era.

To enter, we pass the first chatelet of the XVIIth, formerly preceded by a drawbridge, which leads to the first enclosure
flanked with circular tow...
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Brouage enclosure

Brouage enclosure

Founded in 1555 by Jacques Pons for the trade of salt, Brouage rapidly became one of the most important ports on the atlantic coasts. Under the orders of Richelieu, Pierre d'Argencourt put up the fortifications.
Champlain was born here and Marie Mancini went into exile there.
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Naval Coast Battery (M.K.B.) Malo Terminus

Naval Coast Battery (M.K.B.) Malo Terminus

M.K.B. Malo Terminus was build on top of the old French battery Zuydcoote (1778). The old battery was build as defense against the British, after France agreed to the independence of the United States of America.

Some of the bunkers that still exist today:
four 671 (Schartenstand für Geschütze auf Mittlere Sockellafette (120°) ohne Nebenräume),
a M 162a (Leitstand ...
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Ile d Aix enclosure and fortifications

Ile d Aix enclosure and fortifications

During the Roman period, it seems the island was connected to the continent at low tide. She finally took her current shape around 1500.At the end of the 12th century, France and England fought for the possession of the island. Until 1286, the island was located at the boundary between the French and the English "Saintonge", formed by the estuary of the Charente River.
During the Hundred...
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Jacques Cartiers manor house

Jacques Cartiers manor house

Jacques Cartier (December 31, 1491 – September 1, 1557) was a French explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France. He was the first European to describe and map[1] the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the shores of the Saint Lawrence River, which he named "The Country of Canadas", after the Iroquois names for the two big settlements he saw at Stadacona (Quebec City) and at Hochelaga (Montreal I...
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Brouwershaven enclosure overlay

Brouwershaven enclosure overlay

Zeeland district enclosure (to be added to Netherlands enclosures file)
Rating of 301/30/2006249Google Earth Logo
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Ijzendijke enclosure overlay

Ijzendijke enclosure overlay

Zeeland district enclosure (to be added to Netherlands enclosures file)
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Schouven-Duiveland enclosure overlay

Schouven-Duiveland enclosure overlay

Zeeland district enclosure (to be added to Netherlands enclosures file)
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Leeuwarden Enclosure overlay

Leeuwarden Enclosure overlay

Friesland district enclosure (to be added to Netherlands enclosures file)
Photo From http://www.vanuitdelucht.nl/
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