Mont Saint Louis

The UNESCO World heritage site of Mont Louis, which is part of a group of sites called the fortifications of Vauban- all forts from the late 1600s.

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This was up in the Pyrenees and the sky really was that blue! 🙂 It was cold up there, about 2C. (ok… cold for me!)

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Now there are lots of snow sport places up there, but I can only imagine how forlorn and lonely it must have been in the day for the soldiers. It is on the top of a mountain on what used to be the French Frontier with spain.

IMG_3914 - 2014-01-29 at 13-55-34This wasn’t so much of a war walk, more of a war-venture… An adventure involving war… and general happiness! 😀 But I thought I would share the pics with my happy readers.

IMG_3915 - 2014-01-29 at 13-55-50The Kookie visited me in France, ever willing to go see the military sights! YAY!

IMG_3958 - 2014-01-29 at 14-31-23This entire fortified town existed only to defend the French Frontier. Even today, it is practically in the middle of nowhere.

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I simply cannot imagine what it must have been like to be posted here. 

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The whole town is part of the fortress.

IMG_3952 - 2014-01-29 at 14-18-30And still important and relevant today. This is a monument to the commandoes of the French Army.

IMG_3953 - 2014-01-29 at 14-19-11As with Collioure, they still train up on this wind scoured mountain top.

IMG_3957 - 2014-01-29 at 14-28-27The amazing things we build in the name of war!






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