Lecture: Vauban, his fortifications and Maastricht

Provided by Stichting Maastricht Vestingstad
Tuesday 3 October | 8.00 - 9.00 p.m.| Centre Céramique

During the reign of Louis XIV, Vauban led the construction of fortifications along all the borders of France. 
His oeuvre can be considered as an overview of seventeenth century fortress construction. It still leaves an important mark on the landscape of the country. Using many pictures and drawings, this lecture treats the career of Vauban and his vision on the strategic use of the landscape for fortress construction. Of course, his famous conquest of Maastricht, in June 1673, will be part of the story of this remarkable engineer as well.

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About the speaker
Jeroen van der Werf (1973) studied building engineering and building history. He has been studying fortifications, and especially those of Vauban, since 2004. Today he works for Monumentenbezit. The foundation that is the owner of the fortifications of Naarden. He does research on these fortifications and manages the restoration works. 

Participation is free. You can make a reservation for this lecture at or call 043-3505600.

Centre Céramique Avenue Céramique 50 | 6221 KV Maastricht