Photographer's Note

The fort of St Andre is on a hill next to Villeneuve-les-Avignon. It was built by the French king Philippe le Bel in the 1300s, and it looks over the Rhone River to Avignon on the eastern side. At the time the territory east of the Rhone belonged to the Pope, who was based in Avignon. So the fort of St Andre was an obvious signal to the Pope: this side of the river belongs to France, and we will defend it. Although the interior is mostly in ruins, the outer walls and towers are in very good condition.

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Additional Photos by Vincent Morand (vjmite) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 537 W: 39 N: 1498] (6720)
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