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FORT OF TROYON

in Troyon
  • At the heart of remarkable freestone architecture, the discovery of this site plunges visitors into the world of soldiers in a Séré de Rivières-type fort. Built between 1878 and 1879, the fort of Troyon and its garrison underwent a first siege from September 8 to 13, 1914. Although bombarded, in particular by German shells of large caliber, the heroic resistance of the fort and its soldiers had an importance capital, because it prevented German troops from encircling Verdun from the south...
    At the heart of remarkable freestone architecture, the discovery of this site plunges visitors into the world of soldiers in a Séré de Rivières-type fort. Built between 1878 and 1879, the fort of Troyon and its garrison underwent a first siege from September 8 to 13, 1914. Although bombarded, in particular by German shells of large caliber, the heroic resistance of the fort and its soldiers had an importance capital, because it prevented German troops from encircling Verdun from the south during the Battle of the Marne. A few days later, from September 22 to 27, 1914, Fort Troyon resisted a new German attack. The traces of the fighting and bombardments of September 1914 are still visible.

    Fallen into oblivion for 80 years, this fort is now maintained by a handful of volunteers from the association "Those of Troyon", an association for the preservation of historical heritage, so that new generations do not forget the sacrifice of their elders. .

    Prices :
    - visit of the fort: adult = 5 €, child (from 12 to 16 years old) = 3 €
    - guided tour of the basements (min. 5 people / max. 15 people): = € 7.
    For groups, visit all year round and only by reservation: adult = € 4, child (12 to 16 years old) = € 3, schoolchildren = € 2.

    Visit of the fort on Saturdays and Sundays from March to November from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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