Also known as Fort Schouller, Fort de Leveau is located in the commune of Feignies and is part of the fortifications of Maubeuge. You will travel to the northwest of the city for this site, which overlooks the railroad to Mons. Here, you can view the historic Séré de Rivières system fort built from 1882 to 1884, one of six forts built at the time. It is now maintained as a museum by the town.
You will find a low wall surrounded by a ditch, which is in turn defended by caponiers. The roof of the barracks is concreted and supports an artillery platform. The ditch was once traversed by a drawbridge, which is no longer extant. An observation post, a casemate, and a blockhouse were also built on the fort. The casemate was furnished with a 25mm anti-tank gun, a machine gun port, and an automatic rifle port. Put Fort de Leveau at the forefront of your travel plans using our Feignies online travel route planner.
Fort de Leveau reviews
We visited as part of a group and found it to be very interesting & lots of exibits. Built in the 18th century, saw action in WW1 and was used in WW2. The French guy who runs the place was great and..... more »
A top quality late 19th century French fortification that gives one a good insight into the different styles of French forts. Very different from the Sere de Revieries type design and nothing like... more »
We didn't get time to go through the museum but a teacher I spoke to the same day said it was good. The grounds are kept lovely and the restaurant was really good
Very nice reconstruction of a WW1 setting. The fort was renovated beautifully and is well maintained. Guide booklets are available in different languages but the text at the exhibitions is entirely in French. Other than that it's worth a visit!
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