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Fort de Conde

02280 Chivres-Val, France
+33 3 23 54 40 00
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Great outing with kids (+ treasure hunt)

This is a highlight. The fort is not what you expect. It looks relatively small but is Anything... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Elja D
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An insight into bygone war history.

Very interesting walk, and easy to follow signs mean a guided tour is not necessary.Can be muddy in... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
bigalcw
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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02280 Chivres-Val, France
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+33 3 23 54 40 00
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

This is a highlight. The fort is not what you expect. It looks relatively small but is Anything but, as you find while exploring. There’s a treasure hunt with audio guide in several languages including Dutch and English. And an amazing picnic area (accessible even...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Very interesting walk, and easy to follow signs mean a guided tour is not necessary.Can be muddy in places, wear suitable footwear if wet.

Thank bigalcw
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

One of the highlights of a tour of he Chemin des Dames battlefield site, was this very impressive Fort de Condé. It did not play a huge part in the Great War, though there was some fighting, but is a fascinating and very well preserved...More

Thank LiamBrussels_Belgium
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

The fort of Condé is a stronghold, completed in 1882 as part of a network of detached fortresses built by general Seré de Rivières. Outdated by 1885 (!) due to rapid scientific developments in the field of artillery it was decommissioned in 1912. Visitors can...More

Thank Iweinvanaalst
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Reviewed 18 September 2015

Need plenty of time to go round this ruin!!!! Very interesting if you're into military history!!! Picnic area, and a play area for kids

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

The fort was built as part of a chain of defences in 1870 to deal with a threat of invasion from the Prussians. It formed a model for many of the massive defences built later for World War One. Although the frontline was not far...More

2  Thank marsh-land
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

This fort is well worth a visit as it incorporates many areas of history and although alot of it was damaged by the German invasion, there is still much to see.

1  Thank Destiny62
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

take a picnic and make a day of it. If this is your sort of thing, very interesting. Has kids play area and places to sit for picnic

1  Thank john982
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

This is an underground maze of tunnels and rooms which was buiwas in the 1800's was used in both world wars and is a fascinating place to visit for both adults and the kids. We have three young kids ranging in age from 2-6 years...More

2  Thank riverhouse_foto
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