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1 Le Rateau d'Aussois, 3131m
2 La Tete de Aussois, 3126m
3 Pointe de la Fournache, 3639m
4 La Dent Parrachèe, 3697m


Location: Aussois      by: Giuseppe Marzulli
Area: France      Date: 26 August 2017

The Barrière de l'Esseillon, or Forts of l'Esseillon, is a series of five fortifications located in France in the town of Aussois in the department of Savoie in the Rhône-Alpes region.
Built in the nineteenth century on a rock lock closing the upper valley of the Arc (Maurienne Valley), these fortifications had the role of protecting the Cisalpine part of the Kingdom of Sardinia from a possible French invasion. It includes four forts and a redoubt, which have the names of members of the House of Savoy.


very beautiful !! 
Located in France, build by and named after an Italian King, Sovereign of a Kingdom named by an Island.
2018/11/29 00:03 , Christoph Seger
Bravo. Did you know it?
2018/11/29 20:43 , Giuseppe Marzulli
No - I did not know it ...
2018/11/29 23:19 , Christoph Seger

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