It looked out over Ravin de Vaux and Woëvre plain and was flanked by neighbouring Fort Douaumont, Fort Vaux became the next target and for two months it resisted a daily onslaught of eight thousand shells.
But overcome with thirst – they had not had a drop to drink for two days -, Major Raynal and his men surrendered to the enemy on 7th June 1916.
On 2nd November 1916, the French soldiers recaptured the Fort.
A symbol of French heroism. Discover the epic story of Commandant Raynal and his last carrier pigeon.
Tour of the interior: Bourges pillbox, 75mm field guns, dovecote, telephone exchange. Show how a fort was organised, and gives a better understanding of the everyday life of the combatants.
Open every day :
February / March: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April : 10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
May / June : 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
July / August : 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
September : 10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
October / November : 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
December : 10.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Closed on december 18th 2013 evening
Child : € 2
Child (- 8 years) : free
benefits ”pass lorraine” :
Adult « Pass Lorraine » : 3 €
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