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Fortifications of Vauban UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The Fortifications of Vauban UNESCO World Heritage Site is made up of 12 groups of fortified buildings and sites along the borders of France. They were designed by Vauban (1633–1707), and were added in 2008 to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Fortifications of Vauban
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Citadelle Besançon.jpg
LocationFrance
Includes12 locations in France
CriteriaCultural: (i), (ii), (iv)
Reference1283
Inscription2008 (32nd Session)
Area1,153.16 ha (2,849.5 acres)
Buffer zone4,341 ha (10,730 acres)
Coordinates47°14′10″N 6°1′37″E / 47.23611°N 6.02694°E / 47.23611; 6.02694Coordinates: 47°14′10″N 6°1′37″E / 47.23611°N 6.02694°E / 47.23611; 6.02694
Villefranche-de-Conflent: city fortification wall, with Tour du Diable (the Devil's Tower).

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Location of the sites

Two sites initially considered were removed from the final list:

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