The bordermarkers of the Pyrenees : links
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General sites

http://robertauxbornesdespyrenees.kazeo.com/
Robert Darrieumerlou has a similar goal: "chasing" the bordermarkers of the Pyrenees.  But his starting point was the Atlantic coast with no. 1.  and at present his range (but not fully covered) stretches from no. 1 to 426.  Robert is marvellous, he's an expert-bordermarker-researcher and located a lot of very hard to find markers. Besides a lot of photo's Robert provides historical background with helpful  links to the French-Spanish border-treaties and demarcations-agreements. (site-review 19042010)

http://www.mojonesdelospirineos.com
Cayetano (living in Girona, Spain) started in 2013 to search and photograph the esfr-bordermarkers between the province of Girona and France (bm427-602). Starting from the east, he has covered until now bm601 up to bm518. Cayetono refuses to use a gps-device to find the markers. He prefers maps, delimitation-proceedings and information/pictures from other sources. Apart from the pictures of the bordermarkers he provides
- the original (delimitation-)treaties in Spanish (!)
- a dictionary of related terms
- some curiosities
- and he is – very modern – connected with Facebook, Twitter etcetera
(site-review 26012014)

Bornes et croix frontalières des Pyrénées orientales-Etape 1 -> bm427-495
Bornes et croix frontalières des Pyrénées orientales-Etape 2 -> bm496-553
Bornes et croix frontalières des Pyrénées orientales-Etape 3 -> bm554-602
These are the online slideshows of Serge Poncet. Note: your browser must be able to handle Flash-files. If it doesn't work -> try another browser. This is a different approach: a sequential and narrative one in the format of a slideshow. Serge - living in the Eastern Pyrenees - is a passionate bordermarker-searcher since 2011. He aims to cover the entire range of esfr-bordermarkers and I like that. In 2013 he completed bm427-602 (Andorra - Mediterranean) and at present he's continuing in the Basque country.
These slideshows are not dull representations of the bordermarkers, they give an inspiring impression of the landscapes and routes in between. If you can show these slideshows on your tv-set, you're a lucky man or woman. Set back and enjoy!
(site-review june 2014)

http://jkbornesfrancoesp.over-blog.com/
Published on 27032014, Jacques Koleck surprised me with his blog, thinking he still preferred handwritten letters and hardcopy photos above the digital dimension. Jacques is one of the most industrious and thorough bordermarker-researchers I know in the Pyrenees. At the age of 71 he started with his passion and at present - after 7 years - he has covered the Pyrenees from coast to coast. He doesn't limit himself to the obvious well-numbered bordermarkers in the 1-602 range but has an open heart for the few hundred other unnumbered bordermarkers, varying from plain intermediate crosses and borderstones until demarcation plaques in bordertunnels. The blog has started with an intriguing "inventaire etc" cq counting of all the esfr-bordermarkers in a different approach than my counting
(site-review 27032014)

http://michelmolia.pagesperso-orange.fr/
This is a website made by Michel Molia who – with some friends – wants to discover all bordermarkers between France and Spain. They made their first trip in 2011. He describes their interest as an infectious disease.
Their homebase is Bayonne and so far they have covered a lot of the 720 bordermarkers – including bm602! – but most of them in the western half. They started in 2013. What strikes me is that they seem to have started from scratch, ignorant of the available information (on the internet). There’s hardly any reference to any sources or using waypoints from others or whatsoever . The website seems in the first place a cheerful account of a friendship’s-project meant for the friends themselves.
(site-review 17052015)

http://paconudels.blogspot.com/
While Alain Laridon covers the east and Robert Darrieumerlou the west,  Paco Nudels from Lleida took care of the central part of the Pyrenees. By finding bm333 to 420bis, he has done a great job.  My picks so far out of his collection: bm408 (another stone then I found), bm417 (not yet found by me) and bm420bis (idem).
But his interests range further: he has pictures taken on the condominium-island of 'l'île de Faisans' itself (!),  shows most of the Lliva-bordermarkers and searched for a kind of local markers between bm333 and 357. (site-review 20062010)

http://martialauxbornes.skyrock.com/
Martial Garcia is a 'cyclocampeur' whose main vehicle to find the bordermarkers is  ...  his bicycle.  He is rapidly enlarging his collection of bm-pictures in the eastern Pyrenees (bm427-602 + Llivia). In this blog  you have to dig a bit to find the treasures on bordermarkes and his testimonies of his quests. Martial: "Gradually my collection was enriched and I surprised myself by my own interest in the subject".  Martial is a tough  searcher who helped me a lot to find some hard-to-find Llivia-bm's. (site-review 29102010)

http://www.alaingillodes.fr/Bornes_frontieres_france_espagne/BF_france_Espagne.htm
Alain Gillodes is a 'cycleur' like Martial Garcia and its bycicle is its favourite medium to visit the bordermarkers.  Alain wants to cover all the esfr-bordermarkers and that's what I like! Have a look at his growing collection. (site-review 06052016)

Photo-sites and fora
(sites offering mostly pictures of the bordermarkers, no background or other information. Often the pictures are unsorted but most of them show their photo's in Google Earth. That's how I found these sites anyway)

http://www.pyrenees-team.com/forumpteam/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2434
This is a forum of the Pyrenees-team - website  on the subject of "602 bornes ... ou croix frontières". The main contribuant seems Robert Darrieurmerlou (see above).It's more a presentation of pictures then a discussion-forum on e.g. history. There's no index so you might need to browse all pages to find  a specific bordermarker. Nevertheless a delight to glance through and to see what Robert is up to.

https://picasaweb.google.com/gentil.chef/BornesFrontieres#
Photo-site of Cyril Dominguez

http://olivier-penaud.blogspot.com/
Blogspot from Olivier Penau. Olivier has started with the bordermarkers in the Basque country. He shows himself in a Youtube-clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KiVhCvZJLc with a lot of bordermarkers. (site review 19042010)

http://mugarris.blogspot.com/search/label/Introduccion
Photoblog by one Beltri. In spanish

http://www.panoramio.com/user/1627413/tags/Bornes%20Frontiéres
Photo-site of Marc Chevrier

http://www.panoramio.com/user/479987/tags/Mugarris
Panoramio-photo-site of Francisco Beltran de Heredia with pictures of almost all bordermarkers from no. 002 to 116. There's no additional information whatsoever but the reciprocal link with Google Earth makes makes this collection useful for reference. Also convenient for reference and adding an  aestical  quality: Francisco pictures the bordermarkers as I prefer it: in the context of the surroundings.  (site reviewed 25042009)


Cartographic sites

See the Cartography-page


Other sites

Conseil national de l'information géographique
This page on the border of France with Spain shows several links:
- to an online map which shows the official borderline including existing differences of opinion on the exact borderline
- two very interesting documents with the proceedings and annexes of the 40ème Réunion de la commission internationale des Pyrénées - Paris, 03 décembre 2014
- a link (I'm proud) to my website

http//fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fronti%C3%A8re_franco-espagnole
French Wikipedia article about the French-Spanish border and nice starting point for other wikipedia-information on the esfr-border.

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frontera_entre_Espa%C3%B1a_y_Francia
Spanish Wikipedia article about the French-Spanish border and nice starting point for other wikipedia-information on the esfr-border.

http://bornes.frontieres.free.fr/
Different area but same mission: Georges Fabry searches bordermarkers in the Alpes-Maritimes. In his case they are historical markers, once in use for borders which do not exist anymore. For example between the Comté de Nice and France from 1761 to 1823. His site includes maps, history, bibliography and is linked to his blog with the same subject. (site reviewed 22062010).