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A fortified wall built atop Mount Andaon, Fort St-André was built in the late 14th century during the reigns of John II the Good and Charles V, king of France. This royal fort was intended to protect the Benedictine Abbey of St-André and the adjoining village. It enabled affirming the power of the King of France in the face of the Avignon papacy.

Visiting this monument enables discussing political issues through different eras but also the military architecture of the late Middle Ages.