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Ouvrage de La Ferte

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Really fascinating, even if tour isn't necessarily in english.

This really was a fascinating place. You can only visit the underground elements of the fort, with... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Elaine J
via mobile
Must see historical site

Very interesting place with a lot of history. The bunkers are well preserved and you go inside... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Fátima M
Lisbon, Portugal
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For 2018 season: the fort is open every day from 15th of March to 15th of November. Free access to the museum (13:30-18:30). Guided tours of the fort: departures at 14:00 & 15:30 (every day). Normal guided tours are in French. Beside the normal...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Route de Villy | Rd 52, 08370 La Ferte-sur-Chiers, France
+33 3 24 52 97 47
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All reviews guided tour de la maginot line excellent tour stairs to climb well worth the visit knowledgeable guide first class piece of history small museum english guide book underground tunnel english speakers below ground site attack visitors
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

This really was a fascinating place. You can only visit the underground elements of the fort, with a guide. Our guide did the tour in French as we were the only english speakers. He did take us to one side at certain points to give...More

1  Thank Elaine J
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This fort was built on of the northern edge of the Maginot Line later on, and it saw action in 1940. Since it was built during hard financial times it's not as large as some of the early fortifications on the Maginot. During the German...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Very interesting place with a lot of history. The bunkers are well preserved and you go inside. There is a underground tunnel that connects the both bunkers, you can also see a kitchen, infirmary, guns, etc. Outside you can see the observation domes and the...More

2  Thank Fátima M
Rémi E, Gérant at Ouvrage de La Ferte, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

I was your guide. Many thanks for your comment! See you soon I hope! Rémi

Reviewed 25 April 2018

We visited with a group of friends and hav a very interesting guided tour of the whole fort. The guide was first class and really knew his stuff. Please be aware that there is a long stair descent to the lower passages & rooms and...More

1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 24 April 2018

I went with a group of friends and we had booked a guided tour. Our guide spoke good English was very knowledgeable and was quite entertaining. He offered us a historical or a more technical tour and we chose the technical tour but, of course,...More

1  Thank Strider34
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

We are glad we stopped and paid the small fee to tour the blocks. We arrived after the tour was already set for French but the guide kindly translated and gave part of the tour in English so our kids could enjoy the tour. Tragically...More

3  Thank johncJ9948RY
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The visit with a group was very interesting, for history intessed people; it's to go to an underground passagway, deep of ca 30 m ; it's cold and humid and for me frustrating and also to imagine the war situations of this time, and in...More

2  Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were lucky to get an English speaking guide, he was brilliant, it wouldn't have been so moving without him. I won't go into the story but its a terrible and really unnecessary tragic waste of lives.

2  Thank TDM900PILOT
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Group of 10 English speakers on our own so luckily the tour was carried out in English, The guide was informative, friendly and took his time answering our questions. I would recommend this to all. Museum, although small is well laid out.

4  Thank garyw1122015
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Our family did a guided tour of the fort with Richard of Tucker Tours. The fort has a unique past and is definitely worth a visit.

2  Thank bjm459
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Alan D
14 March 2017|
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Response from Rémi E | Property representative |
Hello, it is possible to book for a tour in La Ferté. More informations on our website Regards
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3 July 2015|
Response from Roger S | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed in the reception building however not in the fort due to respect of its 107 defenders.
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Kate M
21 June 2015|
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Response from Ouvrage de La F... L | Property representative |
Ask him on our website, see "Nous contacter" (="Contact us"). The link for it is on this Tripadvisor page. Sorry, it's not allowed to post it here. Have a good day.
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