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Batterie 500

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  • 1967Bike-Didi

    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.

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    • July 24, 2021

  • Kathrin

    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

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    • May 22, 2018

  • Hermann Prokschi

    Battery 500 alt

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    • September 16, 2019

  • Hermann Prokschi

    Info Table

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    • September 16, 2019

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