17th Century 


Fort evolution
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    > 18th/19th Cent.

Talented engineers will improve the fort, but keep the general layout designed by Ercole Negro:


Jean de Beins enlarges the fort eastward and builds the Governor Hotel. 


Camus builds forward bastions southward 


Delangrunne levels the West curtain and extracts the central bastion to form the entrance ravelin (or demi-lune).


Entrance of the fort is moved several times during that century. Initially located on the North front (with an access through the Savoie ravelin), it ends up facing West, where it is still today. 

Design by Jean de Beins 
(circa 1608).
Bibliothèque Municipale 
of Grenoble
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