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Fort Bregancon: photos, description (Fort de Bregancon)

Recently, in the summer of 2014, the presidential residence of Fort Bregancon opened to tourists. It is located on the Cote d'azur, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, var. Now everyone, really, by appointment, can visit the summer residence of French presidents.

It should be noted that this residence is not enjoyed the special attention of their senior owners. That's the current President Francois Hollande was here only once, in 2012, and then ordered to open it for visitors, considering that the content of such rarely visited the "house of rest" costs the Treasury in economically difficult times too expensive - about 200 million euros annually.

Meanwhile, Fort Bregancon is not just a presidential cottage, but an ancient fortification. Its history began in the II century BC when the Ligurians built the first fortress on a rocky Peninsula. In the early seventeenth century the Fort was fortified by order of cardinal Richelieu. Until 1968, it housed the garrison, and the summer residence of the Fort became, you might say, a coincidence too, this place has attracted the General Charles de Gaulle.

Most often, this residence was visited by President Georges Pompidou and his wife. Subsequent presidents, or prefer other types of recreation (skiing, for example, as valéry Giscard d'estaing) or more peaceful place - as françois Mitterrand and Jacques Chirac. But Mitterrand spent in Breganzona his last press conference in 1985, and Jacques Chirac - his latest presidential vacation. Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy came to Bregancon and his first wife Cecilia, and with second wife Carla Bruni, awaiting the moment of birth.

In the fortress Bregancon - only a few rooms, including the presidential office, two bedrooms and four rooms for guests. In the Fort are divided small gardens, and near the fortress helipad.