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Fort de Chatel-sur-Moselle-Lorraine,France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj
N 48° 18.744 E 006° 23.700
32U E 306862 N 5354303
Quick Description: L’un des plus impressionnantes forteresses de France. One of the most impressive fortresses in France.
Location: Grand-Est, France
Date Posted: 11/14/2014 5:31:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMMWDP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
Between Charmes and Epinal, the village of Châtel-sur-Moselle is home to one of the most impressive fortresses in France.

Built in 1071 on a promontory along the Moselle, the castle was in a very strategic position at the crossroads of three ancient Roman roads. Throughout history, he resisted multiple invasions, changed hands nine months before being dismantled in 1671.

Greatly enlarged between the thirteenth and fifteenth century, the citadel arborré superb remains. The visitor today finds its walls over a kilometer, flanked by 22 towers.
Entre Charmes et Epinal, le village de Châtel-sur-Moselle abrite l’un des plus impressionnantes forteresses de France.

Construite en 1071 sur un promontoire au bord de la Moselle, le château fort occupait une position très stratégique au carrefour de trois anciennes voies romaines. Tout au long de l’Histoire, il résista à de multiples invasions, changea neuf mois de mains avant d’être démantelé en 1671.

Considérablement agrandie entre le XIIIème et le XVème siècle, la citadelle arborre de superbes vestiges. Le visiteur découvre aujourd’hui ses murs d’enceinte sur plus d’un kilomètre, flanqués de 22 tours.
The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: 1071

Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort": Duché de Lorraine

Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?: Yes it was

What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?: Used for defence of a border or land claim.

Current condition: Fort en ruine,

This site is administered by ----: l’association du Vieux-Châtel

If admission is charged -: 4.00 (listed in local currency)

Open to the public?: Restricted hours -Admission charged

Official or advertised web-page: [Web Link]

Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi: [Web Link]

Link to web-site that best describes this "Historic Fort": Not listed

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