Sunday, 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.

Category: France, Travel
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  1. 1
    Anonymous 

    tu me fais trop rire…ahlala yann ! Joli photo de fort l’ecluse n’empeche 😉

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    Anonymous 

    Pourquoi je te fais trop rire ??? Si c’est pour la petite partie "historique", je ne devrais pas le dire, mais j’ai simplement copié un petit texte que j’ai trouvé sur internet 😉 Je suis sûr que c’est cela qui t’a fait rire…je te rassure, en "me" relisant, cela me fait le même effet 😉
    Pour ton information, certains amis Japonais sont de grands amateurs de vieux châteaux / forts, alors j’en ai profité pour mettre quelques photos…

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