Fort de Douaumont
Lorraine - Fort de Douaumont
  • 55100 Douaumont
  • Phone:+33 (0)3 29 84 54 81
  • Fax:+33 (0)3 29 86 56 54
  • Website
Fort de Douaumont stands on the highest of the area’s hills. It is the strongest of the 39 fortresses and bastions built along a 45 km front to protect Verdun. Because the French high command disregarded warnings of an impending German offensive, Douaumont – whose 3 km network of cold, dripping galleries was built between 1885 and 1912 – had only a skeleton crew when the Battle of Verdun began. By the fourth day it had been captured easily ; four months later it was retaken by colonial troops from Morocco.

Practical information

Opening hours

Fev - Mar: 10am - 1pm
Apr - May, Sep: 10am - 6pm
June - Aug: 10am - 6:30pm
Oct - Dec: 10am - 5pm

Prices

Adults: €3
children: €1.50

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