VAUBAN'S ROYAL FORTRESSES
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
Sébastien Le Prestre, Marquis de Vauban, 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 worldwide as the father of a unique fortification system, the famous iron belt, and several 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 journeys through his dazzling works.