On 29 may 2014 we (Jan-Willem Doomen and I) were in Bourg-Madame to check – among other goals – to see how bm481fr was doing: both the new – tarmac-covered – plaque and the old borderstone.
Well: the old one has been re-erected again besides the newly constructed customs-office at Rue des Narcisses. But we were surprised that its bronze replacement at the original spot (see this webpage) has got a special protection:
A steel manhole’s cover! Jan-Willem uses a rope to lift the cover which was quite easy.
Bordermarkers should be visible – we think – but we like the way this bm is protected now and appreciate the willingness to take such measures.