Briancon Town

Destroyed by fire in the 1620s and damged in the early 1700s, Briancon now retains a number of buildings from Vauban's time.  Curiously, Vauban had a church built within a bastion.




The church was built inside one of the bastions, making it the subject of much speculation as to why.

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