|Toulon fortifications in 1707|
from Kloot's drawing
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Toulon in 1707 was a well-fortified town with a modern earth wall with 7 bastions. They were well-armed with cannons from disarmed ships of Toulon squadron (link). There were two gates, one (St. Lazare) between Minims & St. Bernard bastions, & the other (New) between Royal & Arsenal bastions.
Toulon fortifications (see at the left):
A - Mimins bastion
B - St. Bernard bastion
C - St. Ursule bastion
D - De la Fonderie (Foundry) bastion
E - Royal bastion
F - Arsenal bastion
G - Du Marais a Gauche
H - batteries at New Dock
I - batteries at Old Dock
J - Ponche-Rimade bastion
K - earth redoubt at Minims bastion
L - entrenched field camp
Toulon bastion's armament in 1707 (from east to west):
The total is 242 cannons & 13 mortars.
Bastion Ponche-Rimade was armed with 6 cannons (of 24-pdr?), batteries at New dock – 8 cannons, batteries at Old dock – 2 cannons & 2 mortars.
Also French built entrenched camp for a field army to the north from a town. Its continuous revetment was from Ursula bastion to the hills & was well armed with naval cannons. According to Londe the artillery of the entrenched camp & forts around Toulon totaled 204 cannons & 5 mortars.
Allies bombarded only Minims, St. Bernard & Ponche-Rimade bastions during the siege.