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Les remparts de Toulouse

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Hidden : 3/13/2010
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Une cache en hommage à un "mur" bien spécial, proche de l'université Toulouse-Capitole dite "l'Arsenal" et la Cité Administrative !
Depuis l’époque médiévale et les chevauchées dévastatrices du Prince Noir, fils d’ Edouard III d’Angleterre, les remparts ont été reconstruits.
La menace directe de Charles Quint sur la ville en 1536 incita François 1er à faire reprendre les fortifications sous l’inspection d’ingénieurs militaires.
Tours et courtines (= murailles reliant deux tours) alternaient avec une quinzaine de portes sur les deux rives de la Garonne.
Dépourvus d’utilité militaire, les remparts furent détruits à partir de 1823..
Ce fragment a été conservé car il faisait office de mur de clôture pour l’Arsenal.

Bon Géocaching !

A cache in tribute to a very special  "wall", close to the University of Toulouse-Capitole called "Arsenal" and the Administrative Centre!
Since medieval times and the devastating  rides of Black Prince, son of Edward III of England, the walls were rebuilt.

The direct threat of Charles V on the city in 1536 prompted François I to resume the building of fortifications under the inspection of military engineers.

Tours and "courtines" (= walls connecting two towers) alternated with a dozen doors on both banks of the Garonne.

Lacking military utility, the ramparts were destroyed in 1823.
This fragment was preserved because it acted as a boundary wall for "Arsenal".

Happy  Geocaching!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pbager yr cbgrnh qr yn oneevèer, tebffr cvreer.
Ntnvafg gur cbfg bs gur srapr, ovt fgbar.

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