Fort Vauban in Alès

Alès, France

Fort Vauban in Alès was built in late 17th century to the site of old 13th century castle. The star shaped fortress got its name from famous fortress architect Sébastien de Vauban, but he actually never even visited in Alès.


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Founded: 1688
Category: Castles and fortifications in France


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Lisa Farissier (17 months ago)
Not much to see… doors closed during this period, it’s a shame because beautiful architecture
Annette Wanninger (17 months ago)
Beautiful from the outside with a beautiful garden, but not to visit
Ravisankar Maitree (2 years ago)
Bryan Allen (4 years ago)
This old fortress would be great if it was restored and open to the public. It looks like some work is going on (start of 2020) with more gardens being added. They hold events here in the summer, like open air concerts and films as well as a mediaeval festival. The rest of the time you can take a quick look from outside.
Ubald Kragten (5 years ago)
Not special. Not possible to visit
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