Photographer's Note

This area of Roussillon belonged before to Spain.
Fort Salses is built at the end of the fifteenth century at the border of France and Spain under an order of King Ferdinand of Aragon.
Its walls of 10 to 12 meters thick were partly buried to make it impregnable
Protected by 110 by 90 meters of stones and bricks, and despite all this it will be taken and retaken.
The only way for attackers to take the castle was to provide a surrounded blokus and prevent the supply of life to overcome the besieged by famine and disease.
The Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659 the Roussillon was passed to France. The advantage of the fort-border disappears.

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Copyright Didi MASSOUD September 2010

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