Fortifications of Vauban

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Fortifications of Vauban
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Citadel of Besançon, Doubs
Citadel of Besançon (Doubs), 1668-1711
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii, iv
Reference 1283
UNESCO region Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 2008 (32nd Session)

Fortifications of Vauban consists of 12 groups of fortified buildings and sites along the western, northern and eastern borders of France. They were designed by Vauban (1633–1707), and were added in 2008 to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Numerous other places were fortified by Vauban (see main article for details).

List of sites[edit]

Location of the sites

Two sites initially considered were removed from the final list:

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°16′57″N 2°45′32″E / 50.28250°N 2.75889°E / 50.28250; 2.75889