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Fort Mahon

Fort Mahon, which is known locally as Fort Vauban, is a fort located on the coast of the Strait of Dover. It was built at the end of the 17th century by the military architect Vauban. The fort was restored in the 1960s and designated a historical monument in 1965.
Founded: 17th century | Location: Ambleteuse, France

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Cháteau Comtal

The Château Comtal (Count’s Castle) is a medieval castle within the Cité of Carcassonne, the largest city in Europe with its city walls still intact. The Château Comtal has a strong claim to be called a 'Cathar Castle'. When the Catholic Crusader army arrived in 1209 they first attacked Raymond-Roger Trencavel's castrum at Bèziers and then moved on to his main stronghold at Carcassonne.

The castle with rectangular shape is separated from the city by a deep ditch and defended by two barbicans. There are six towers curtain walls.

The castle was restored in 1853 by the architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. It was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.