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. Put Les Forts de l'Esseillon into our Aussois holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Aussois.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Not only the landscape is sensational, but the via are numerous, well-equipped and well-maintained... There is something for all levels, from the child to the confirmed...
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  • August 11, 2017
    superb ride of a day to explore all of the strong visit free and staple of the strong victor emmanuel
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  • August 7, 2017
    Set of forts (5) arranged in a staircase to hillside, the forts of the Esseillons are overall well preserved. They offer a splendid view. The route starting from the Redoubt Marie Thérèse is really nice... with a passage on the bridge of the devil. Then, the thematic course on soldier Alessandro is very interesting. Must see: fort Victor Emmanuel and the Redoubt, Marie Thérèse.
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