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Prohibiting access to the Haute Durance valley
A work of Vauban built for its first and main phase between 1693 and 1708, the archetypal stronghold of Mont-Dauphin in the Hautes-Alpes department prohibited access to the valley of the Haute Durance and the Guil to the armies of the House of Savoy. It housed the core of a new town that quickly withered away following the signing of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 and the attachment of Ubaye to France. Works then slowed down, and the stronghold of Mont-Dauphin was placed in the second line.
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