France Quays of Saône to the St-Jean fort

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Frédéric Monin

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This spot is located on the banks of Saone below the quay of Pierre-Scize between the Fourviere hill and that of Croix Rousse, 50 m before the Marshal Koenig bridge. At this level, you are right in front of Fort St-Jean on the slopes of the Croix Rousse and you have a view of the basilica and the tower of Fourviere.
The Saint-Jean Fort is part of the first belt of Lyon and is, initially, a bastion built as a component of the enclosure of the Croix-Rousse, at the beginning of the sixteenth century to protect itself from Switzerland. It will not be completed until the eighteenth century, but the construction of the current buildings began in 1834. Fort Saint-Jean has an area of 17 000 m2 and dominates the Saone at 40 m altitude.
Since 2004, it houses the National School of Public Finance

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