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Colbert Swing Bridge in Dieppe, Normandy, France

Contemporaneous with the Eiffel Tower and using the same building techniques and materials (puddled iron), the Colbert Bridge is the last large swing bridge still operating in Europe with its original system of hydraulic pression. Designed by the engineer Paul

Posted in 2016, France, Shortlist Tagged with:

14 European sites shortlisted for ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme 2016

Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage organisation, and the European Investment Bank Institute (EIBI) announce today the 14 monuments and sites shortlisted for ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme 2016 by an international panel of experts in various fields. PRESS RELEASE

Posted in 2016, Armenia, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, News, Norway, Portugal, Shortlist, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Vauban’s Fortifications in Briançon, FRANCE

The site of Briançon has been a strategic location since ancient times given that it is located at the crossroads of various valleys of Savoy (annexed to France only since 1860) and France, not far from Italy. During the 17th

Posted in 2013, France Tagged with: ,