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April 23rd, 2006 | Author:

Just before I’m gonna to the Swiss Army, I’ve decided to visit Fort l’Ecluse. But what is Fort l’Ecluse ?

In the middle of Cluse de Gex in France, near the border with Switzerland, the setting of Fort Ecluse is since the Roman time a natural, strategic passage, between the Alps and the Jura. In 1601, Fort l’Ecluse becomes French and is reinforced by the king’s engineers. After the Napoleonean wars, the building dug in cliff is restructured in two stages to accommodate a fortification. Inheritance of Pays de Gex, Fort l’Ecluse belongs to the Communauté de Communes of Pays de Gex, which ensures it’s restoration, rehabilitation and it’s development.

The fort was closed, but I took many pictures around the fort. You can see my new gallery here.

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