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mardi 19 mai 2009

Belle Ile #21 : Echauguette


Vauban built several citadels all around France , there is one in Besançon (one of the most beautiful landmark of my city ) and also one in Belle Ile en Mer .The citadel dominates the port of Le Palais , the main city of the island. Displayed on ten hectares, its four kilometres of bulwarks preserve the memory of ten centuries during which formed.Now private property, it has been fully restored , you can visit it and stay because there is a hôtel inside, the first museum hôtel in France ! We enjoyed the visit !

7 commentaires:

Olivier a dit…

le toit de la cidatelle, tout en or (?) est magnifique

Abe Lincoln a dit…

I wonder how often they must get up there and apply new gold leaf?

Gobsmacked

Valy a dit…

Besançon-sur-Mer ?
Dommage !
Valy.

Lori a dit…

The golden fleur de lys is so pretty. Thanks for the link, it sounds like such an interesting place. I looked it up on the map too. Thanks for the visit there!

JM a dit…

The 2nd shot is gorgeous! Love the perspective!

Marc a dit…

It's got a great view from up there too.

Linda a dit…

Rather imposing - I'd think twice about attacking. BTW, the link to the history wasn't working when I clicked on it just now.