VAUBAN'S ROYAL FORTRESSES
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
Sébastien Le Prestre, Marquis de Vauban, who was sometimes compared to Leonardo da Vinci, made history as an architect, urban planner, hydraulic engineer, economist and strategist.
This jack-of-all-trades is known throughout the world as the father of a unique fortification system, the famous iron belt, a string of a hundred spectacular strongholds scattered throughout France. Thanks to this skillful system adapted to the terrain, Vauban helped Louis XIV establish his military power.
From fortress to fortress, this film goes on a journey through his dazzling works.