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Fort de Vaux, Damloup

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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.
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  • This place will (or should if you have a soul or any sense of imagination ) send shivers down your spine. The outside looks as though it has been chewed by a giant, actually shell damage, and the... 
    This place will (or should if you have a soul or any sense of imagination ) send shivers down your spine. The outside looks as though it has been chewed by a giant, actually shell damage, and the...  more »
  • A dark and gloomy look at the horror of the battle of Verdun. Audio guides concise and to the point, while still having a wide range of information. Many large guns remain in place, and are a... 
    A dark and gloomy look at the horror of the battle of Verdun. Audio guides concise and to the point, while still having a wide range of information. Many large guns remain in place, and are a...  more »
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  • Site of long and brutal struggle between France and Germany in the 1910s, the First World War
  • A piece of history, hoped-for more stuff and better preservation.

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