The defense system was implemented outside the coastal system between 1883 and 1886 and is intended to reinforce fortifications built to protect Port-Vendres, which became a military port in 1846.
These successes visible today are:
The Battery 500 (altitude 500m) above the Col des Gascons in a steep location, with a direct view of the Col de Banyuls.
The Taillefer battery monitors the Ravaner Valley
La Galline battery (250 m high) above Cosprons, capable of hitting the railroad and the road connecting Banyuls to Port-Vendres; it was designed for 4 artillery pieces and 70 men.
The left barracks
The right barracks under Taillefer
The barracks of the center on the route des crêtes
The restoration and elevation of the Madeloc Tower to make it a fortified observation site.
The creation of a strategic road connecting all the plants with each other and with Fort Dugommier and Port-Vendres.
All of these defenses are never used.
July 24, 2021
Battery 500 was built in 1885 for military reasons to protect the harbor Port Vendres after the war of 1870
There is a picnic area and plenty of views of the area
May 22, 2018
The municipal strategy for the reactivation of the Fort de la Batterie 500, located in the heights of Port-Vendres, is taking shape as summer approaches. This panoramic place, next to the Madeloc tower massif, will finally become an "Observatory of Nature and Space". Communal property, it is now operated by an entrepreneur, Stéphane Plaquin, according to an agreement signed with the city council, led by Grégory Marty.Battery 500 now offers the discovery of its surroundings and its military buildings, which will become an "exceptional place for meeting, exchange, discovery and relaxation," says the City Council. Visits, free of charge, take place on Sundays at 3pm or 4pm. They are reserved for groups of up to 6 people (Reservations: 06 77 99 91 12 and email@example.com).The history of this place must be placed as a result of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, when it was decided Port-Vendres, the reference for the embarkation of Algeria, colonized since 1830 by France. The city becomes an important strategic issue, which is why Fortins are being built there. The 500 battery was built between 1885-1886, soon followed by other constructions such as the Taillefer battery, Fort de la Gallina and Fort Béar, where the gunners were stationed.
July 10, 2022
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