Built at strategic points, and fitted with impressive fortifications, fortresses are thought to be impenetrable.
La Rochelle. It is hard to believe that 400 years ago, this popular seaside destination was the scene of one of the bloodiest sieges in the history of France, and for the Catholic King, Louis XIII, it was the last stronghold needing to be abolished before he could reign fully over the country.
Besieged Fortresses Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 13 December 2020.
- Running Time: 50 minutes.
- Rating: TV-PG.
- Country: France.
- Language: French and English.