Fortifications of Vauban UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Fortifications of Vauban
UNESCO World Heritage site
Citadelle Besançon.jpg
Location France
Includes 12 locations in France
Criteria Cultural: (i), (ii), (iv)
Reference 1283
Inscription 2008 (32nd Session)
Area 1,153.16 ha (2,849.5 acres)
Buffer zone 4,341 ha (10,730 acres)
Coordinates 47°14′10″N 6°1′37″E / 47.23611°N 6.02694°E / 47.23611; 6.02694Coordinates: 47°14′10″N 6°1′37″E / 47.23611°N 6.02694°E / 47.23611; 6.02694
Villefranche-de-Conflent: city fortification wall, with Tour du Diable (the Devil's Tower).

The Fortifications of Vauban UNESCO World Heritage Site is made up of 12 groups of fortified buildings and sites along the borders of France. They were designed by Vauban (1633–1707), and were added in 2008 to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Location of the sites

Two sites initially considered were removed from the final list:

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