Siege

The white tents in the field before the city ramparts look like the encampment of a sieging army preparing to seize the walls.  Echoes of 1628, as the Calvinists stood Richelieu's massive attack for fourteen months from these very defenses.

But the tents were there as part of La Rochelle's Francofolies music festival, and the attack was merely auditory.  

  14 July 2015, the last day of the  Francofolies .  The flag of the  Centre des Monuments Nationaux  flies above the Tour de la Chaîne.  Leica Typ 114.

14 July 2015, the last day of the Francofolies.  The flag of the Centre des Monuments Nationaux flies above the Tour de la Chaîne.  Leica Typ 114.