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  • © OT de Reims - Carmen Moya
    Fort de la Pompelle - © OT de Reims - Carmen Moya
  • © OT de Reims - Carmen Moya
    Fort de la Pompelle - © OT de Reims - Carmen Moya
  • © C. Flamant
    Fort de la Pompelle - © C. Flamant

    Rendez-vous at Fort de la Pompelle

    The 'Fort de la Pompelle' played an important role in the 1914-1918 war. It was built between 1880 and 1883 as part of Reims' defences on the designs of General Séré de Rivières after the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871). It was the only fort to remain in the hands of the allied forces during WWI and protected the city of Reims. Reconverted into a museum, Fort de la Pompelle contains important military collections, including the unique Friese collection of some 560 items of headgear that belonged to the German imperial army. 

 
 
    tagged as : Remembrance tourism, 51-Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, Museum, Military Site and Commemorative Memorial