The city gates were the object of particular care in the defence of strongholds. It was necessary to be able to come and go in times of peace while controlling access and to be able to close them completely in the event of an enemy attack.
Porte de Pignerol
An ancient gateway to the town summit or Piedmont, it closes off the top of the town. It is preceded by a half-moon with a guardhouse called "d'Artagnan" which once housed the soldiers who were responsible for guarding it. Following Vauban's principles and in order to show the grandeur of the kingdom, it offers the enemy a majestic bossed decoration in the classical style composed of two pilasters and a triangular pediment.
An ancient gate at the foot of the...