Fort de Vaux is a must-visit site for history lovers. Fort de Vaux is the ultimate symbol of bravery of the French soldiers who were led by Major Sylvain-Eugene Raynal in the first World War. Started in 1881, it took around three years to build the fort. It was built to house 150 men. Fort de Vaux was the second fort that fell in the horrific battle of Verdun. The first fort to fall was Fort Douaumont, because it was virtually undefended and was captured by a small German army, whereas Fort de Vaux was fully garrisoned when it was attacked. Though the fort has been heavily damaged, you can still see the deep interior corridors and stations as they are still intact. You can also witness a 75mm cannon that is still equipped in one of the side bunkers of the fort. It is a perfect site for an educational visit for young children as they can visit for free. By using our Damloup itinerary maker , you can arrange your visit to Fort de Vaux and other attractions in Damloup.
Fort de Vaux Reviews
Visite émouvante dans ce lieu chargé d’histoire.. en plus sous la pluie , pour mieux ressentir ce qu’on vécu les poilus ! Incontournable !! more »A moving visit to this place full of history. more in the rain, to better feel what we experienced the hairy! Must!!
Für uns war Fort Vaux von der Wirkung her beeindruckender als Fort Douaumont. Das lag aber vielleicht an den Miltimediaguides die ein 4 Sprachen am Eingang gibt. Die sind zum einen Kostenlos und zum a... more »For us, Fort Vaux was more impressive in its impact than Fort Douaumont. But this was perhaps due to the Miltimediaguides, which gives a 4 languages at the entrance. On the one hand they are free and on the other hand the combined ticket should be purchased. Also the guide, not audio but multimedia, therefore stop and see what happens on the guide. As in Fort Douaumont super nice employees.
Great site for WW1 history buffs and Battlefield 1 players.
Audio guide isn't really well done technically although information is interesting enough. Still better to have it than nothing! The kid's activity sheet could be much more appealing. Staff was ok - Aftee the fort, walk in the forest around. It's a unique experience especially during Summer and autumn months.
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