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FORT OF VAUX
FORT OF VAUX
FORT OF VAUX
FORT OF VAUX

The fort was one of series of fortifications constructed after the Franco-Prussian war by the French military engineer, Raymond Séré de Rivière. It fell after 7 days of intense bombardment on all sides by the German artillery, leaving the besieged garrison without food, supplies and ammunition. Eventually taken by German troops in June 1916, French courage and remarkable resistance were honoured by the German command on the 7th June 1916.

Its name is a byword for French heroism during the 1916 battle, evoking the valour of Commandant Raynal and his last carrier pigeon. Sites to visit include the Commander’s post, the medical centre, telecommunications post, a pigeon loft and the Bourges casemate (bunker) holding two 75mm guns.



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Schedules and prices

From 1st February to 31th March 2018 daily from 09:30 to 17:00.
From 1st to 30th April 2018 daily from 09:30 to 17:30.
From 1st May to 30th June 2018 daily from 09:30 to 18:30.
From 1st July to 31th August 2018 daily from 09:30 to 19:00.
From 1st to 30th September 2018 daily from 09:30 to 17:30.
From 1st October to 30th November 2018 daily from 09:30 to 17:00.
From 1st to 15th December 2018 daily from 09:30 to 16:30.

Free for less than : 8 ans

Address and contact

55400 VAUX DEVANT DAMLOUP

Name : DEPARTEMENT DE LA MEUSE - MISSION HISTOIRE

Phone : 03 29 83 77 68

email : mission-histoire@meuse.fr

More info

Website : www.verdun-meuse.fr

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