Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The Saint-Elme citadel and its museums

The citadel of Saint-Elme located in Villefranche-sur-Mer is a historic monument from the sixteenth century which forms part of a larger military architectural ensemble including the Fort du Mont Alban, the Saint-Hospice tower of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and the battery of Beaulieu-sur-Mer. This device constituted a defensive unit around the royal port of Darse, the military port of the States of …