Underground Fortress closed in December
The underground citadel closed on December, 21th evening until January, 18th 2015.
Re opening on January, 19th 2015 from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 1.30 to 5.30
Fort Douaumont closed
Fort Douaumont will be closed from December, 17th evening to January 31st, 2015 and will open on February, 1st 2015 at 10 a.m..
Fort Vaux closed
Fort Vaux will be closed from December, 17th evening to January 31st, 2015 and will open on February, 1st 2014 at 10 a.m..
Memorial closed from September for 2 years

The Eparges and Saint-Mihiel

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Memory Sites
The Eparges and Saint-Mihiel
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Hill from "Les Eparges"

Sud Meusien

With the aim of reducing the St Mihiel Salient formed as early as September 1914, the French carried out an assault at Les Eparges on 17th February 1915.
This assault was immediately followed by German counter-attacks that allowed the latter to regzin the terrain. Bitter fighting was to follow at les Eparges, some on ground level but mainly underground in the mines.
On 9th and 10th April 1915, a battalion from the 8th Infantry regiment seized the eastern outcrop of Les Eparges (Point X). Even so, the fighting at les Eparges was not yet finished.

On 24th April 1915, von Stranz launched a successful attack on Les Eparges at the Calonne Trench. The battles continued over the following months with the same intensity. It was only in September 1918 that les Eparges was truly freed, thanks to 1st American Army offensive that freed the salient.

On 14th September 1918, the Americans reached Fresnes-en-Woëvre: Les Eparges would no longer be in the hands of the Germans.


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Open :

  • Free access every day

Prices :

  • Free of charge

A voir :

On site, information boards explain its history.

In addition, the Forestry Commission and the "Association Nationale du Souvenir de la Bataille de Verdun et de ses hauts lieux" have created a signposted trail.

Walking this trail will enable you to retrace the footsteps of the soldiers who thought here.



Maison du Tourisme
de Verdun

00 33 3 29 84 14 18

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Maison du Tourisme de Verdun - Place de la Nation - BP 60232 - 55106 VERDUN CEDEX - Tel. 00 33 3 29 84 14 18