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High up in France’s Pyrenees, past meets present

In 1659, the Treaty of the Pyrenees was signed, putting an end to the war between France and Spain. More than two centuries later, under Napoleon III, a total of 602 boundary stones were put in place to mark out the Franco-Spanish border. Each of them has a story to tell. The demarcation line was then used as a crossing point for merchants and smugglers. Today, it sets the scene for a breathtaking journey. FRANCE 24 takes you to discover this corner of southwestern France.