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The Vauban Tower at Camaret has just been added to the UNESCO World Heritage together with 11 other Vauban fortifications.
Vauban was Louis XIV's military architect, and he built 151 fortifications around France, which had an influence on military architecture in Europe, America, Turkey and even as far as Viet-Nam and Japan.
This polygonal tower at Camaret on the Atlantic was built from 1693 to 1696 and equipped with a defensive ditch, a drawbridge and outer walls. Its aim was of course to defend this part of the coast from attacks coming from the sea.
In WS, I'll add the other 11 Vauban fortifications which were added to the World Heritage.
This posting may contrast with my previous one which was about Peace in the World, not about war heritage. Well, let's hope that these buildings will just remain as a trace of our violent history which we must know in order not to repeat it!
NB. The UNESCO World Heritage now counts 878 sites over 145 countries.
As Francisco (Xuaxo) classed the photo in his group theme "Flags, bandeiras, drapeaux", it made me ask myself WHAT THE FLAG FLYING OVER THE FORTRESS WAS.
Knowing Loic_bzh is thee lover of Crozon Peninsula, I asked him if he could help; and he set on his search straight away. If you are interested, look at the WS he has added to the post: The information is very thorough. Thank you Loic!
I have never yet been left without an answer when I launched a search on TE! It's great!

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