Les Forts de l'Esseillon, Aussois

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Les Forts de l'Esseillon were built between 1819 and 1834 with pressure from Austria who wanted protection through the mountains. They are significant because they improved the mountain pass from Piedmont.

Other outside forces also had their say; Italy wanted the forts destroyed when they signed the Treaty of Turin, but France ordered the opposite and had the forts preserved. However, in 1943 their labors became ironic when one of the forts was converted into a prison. You will see these hotly contested series of forts erupt from a rocky lock. They are a historical mark on the mountain face and serve as a grand reminder of the multiple borders criss-crossing the Alps. Arrange to visit Les Forts de l'Esseillon and other attractions in Aussois using our Aussois route website .
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  • Nice great walk to the forts with a nice view... Many panels which tells the story of the strong and small backpack for kids to solve puzzles... while discovering the strong...
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  • Very interesting excursion for the young and the old. You can visit it very alone or with a treasure hunt that will delight all ages (2 walk 1 or 2 h). Backpack for discovery to ask at the fort. Ropes Park also allows you to move through a huge space with 2 outstanding zip lines...
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  • There is a park Aquabranches to the top with end a 700 Zipline meters breathtaking. Really make for a nice after noon in the trees and in the shade for those who follow in touring on foot. From there there are way to discover several forts that are close enough to each other. Great views of the canyon.
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