Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

Socoa Fort

Socoa Fort in Ciboure was built under King Louis XIII (father of the “Sun King”), and then improved by Sebastien Vauban – a famous French engineer, Marshal of France, and writer (his fortresses are declared World Heritage of Humanity).

In the 1670s Vauban visited Fort Socoa and drew up plans for a sea wall, connecting the …