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Toussaint Louverture

Toussaint Louverture


The Chateau de Joux, high in the mountainous region of Franche-Comt√© close to the Swiss border, was one of the great state prisons of France, along with the Bastille and the Chateau d’If (described by Dumas in The Count of Monte-Cristo). The huge fortress dates back nearly 1,000 years, its medieval walls augmented by Charles V, Vauban and finally by the young Joffre as engineer officer.