Tag: FR – Fortifications of Vauban

Besancon: France’s Historic Hidden Gem; Richard Nahem; TravelAwaits

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You probably haven’t heard of Besancon, but it’s an official Town of Art and History and has enjoyed UNESCO World Heritage status since 2008.

Source: Besancon: France’s Historic Hidden Gem – TravelAwaits

Day 37 – Walking the Via Francigena – Geneuille To Besançon, France – Arriving In Besançon, A Magnificent Historical City; Tali Landsman

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Standing Before a King: Vauban’s Legacy in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté; Sue Smith; France Today

Ten years since the legacy of France’s greatest military engineer was recognised by UNESCO, Sue Smith travels to Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to see the mark Vauban left on his homeland.

Source: Standing Before a King: Vauban’s Legacy in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Briancon – The Highest Town In France And The Beautiful Ski Village Of Montgenevre; Yaya; Hand Luggage Only

France – Fortifications of Vauban

Yaya has always been a fan of embracing the season and so when winter swung by London and the first snow of the season had fallen, he hopped on a train in search of the ski slopes of France.

Source: Briancon – The Highest Town In France And The Beautiful Ski Village Of Montgenevre

Vauban military architecture; Anne Sophie Redisch; Sophie’s World Travel Inspiration

France – Fortifications of Vauban

If you plan to visit Bordeaux (and why wouldn’t you), Vauban’s fortifications on both sides of the Gironde River is an interesting day out.

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Chef Raymond Blanc on his favourite home town places: Besançon, France; Guardian

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As a child, the famous chef used to catch and sell frogs to make enough money to eat out at one of his home town’s excellent restaurants, triggering an enduring love affair with Besançon and its cuisine…

Source: Chef Raymond Blanc on his favourite home town places: Besançon, France

Skiing and culture in the French Alps; Mike Herd; Guardian

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Briançon in the French Alps now has a series of ‘history installations’ alongside its runs. Mike Herd and family skil through the centuries…

Source: Skiing and culture in the French Alps

Île de Ré: The French jetset’s hidden island gem; Brian Hancill; Mirror

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