Besançon, Study of landscaping to enhance Vauban’s fortificationsProject sponsor(s)Town of BesançonSchedule12 months (July 2009 to June2010)Summary
A unique, natural setting
Besançon enjoys a rare and distinctive geographical setting with a chain of hills along the
RiverDoubsthat are part of the last anticlinal fold of the western limit of the Jura mountain range.
The strategic importance of the site was noticed at an early date. The...
Longwy, conservation and landscaping measuresProject sponsor(s)Town of LongwySchedule2009-2012Summary
A woodland management plan enhances fortified heritage and leads to its long-term viability; equally it preserves and enhances woodland slopes, whilst ensuring a number of objectives, namely :
- that the ramparts can be seen from the valley,
- that the Valley can be seen from the ramparts.
Mont-Louis: From inter-communal monument protection towards a territorial projectProject sponsor(s)PNR des Pyrénées catalanesSchedule2009-2013Summary
A recognisable defensive landscape
The Mont-Louis stronghold comprises a town and a citadel, created from scratch in 1679 within a mountain setting in the heart of what is now the Regional Natural Park of the Catalan Pyrenees.
The zones of co-visibility between this fortress and the surrounding...