Malpasset Dam Tragedy park
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

A Visit to Frejus to Understand the Malpasset Dam Tragedy

Located just a few kilometres from the French Riviera coast and the city of Frejus are the striking remains of the Malpasset Dam. This river barrier, completed in 1954, was a substantial post-war infrastructure project. However, the structure failed on the night of December 2, 1959, less than five years …

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Fréjus Site de Malpasset
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura Snoek

Fréjus Site de Malpasset a Broken Dam and a Shocking Story

Contributor blog post by Laura: Have you ever heard of the broken dam of Malpasset near Fréjus? I hadn’t before I went there, but it is quite an impressive site. The area of the ‘Site de Malpasset’ is a beautiful, natural site, but which unfortunately has a sad history. On …

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Fréjus Cloisters Cote d'Azur
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura SnoekVillages Towns and Cities

Spend a Day in Fréjus on the Less-Crowded Cote d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Laura: Fréjus is a beautiful town in the South of France, near Saint-Raphaёl. The old town with its colored houses is very much worth a visit, as well as the Roman ruins, and walks in nature around it. When you are driving there, you will probably …

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Barrage de Malpasset Frejus #Malpasset #Frejus #Provence @PerfProvence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceProvencal History & TraditionsRoad Trips South of France

3 Must-do Adventures in Provence

With its sobering history the story of the incredible Malpasset Dam that ruptured on December 2, 1959 killing 421 is definitely worth a visit if you are near Fréjus. For a relaxing drive through an uncrowded part of Provence the Vallee de Jabron in Haute Provence has stunning vistas with …

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