A little history of Mont-Dauphin citadel

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The citadel - ©Sébastien HOSY / CC-BY-SA The citadel - ©Sébastien HOSY / CC-BY-SA
Mont-Dauphin citadel Fortification

The fortress was raised in the reign of Louis XIV, who built it here in the Dauphiné when France was at war with Italy. In the 12th century, a small stronghold existed, called castrum dulphin in Latin, fief of the count of Forcalquier. Building works began in 1694. In the nice reddish citadel, the building could house 2 000 men! In 1792, the fortress became Mont-Lion.

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