Located at an altitude of 1,400 metres, on the site of a glacial lock overlooking the Guil valley, Fort-Queyras is a very impressive fortified complex, built on the site of an ancient medieval bastion designed to protect the area from attacks by looters.
In the 13th century, a fortified keep was added and then, at the end of the 17th century, the Fort acquired its almost current form with the intervention of Vauban, who among other notable changes raised a fortified enclosure equipped with bartizans and machicolations.
Never really under siege and remaining the property of the army until the end of the 1960s, the building can be visited from June to September.
It is accessed by a drawbridge to discover the famous medieval keep still standing, the additions of the king's architect or the later casemate-type reinforcements.
Daniel Auteuil, the new Hunchback
In 1997, Philippe de Broca adapted Paul Féval's cloak-and-dagger novel "Le Bossu" for the cinema, with Daniel Auteuil as the main interpreter.
In the scene of the marriage of the Count of Nevers, the sequences of feasting and fighting were filmed in the interiors of the fort.
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