Maginot Line

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In the 1920s, the lessons drawn from the First World War prompted France to protect her borders with an impenetrable wall on her eastern flank. Originally intended to run from the North Sea to the Mediterranean, the project was only realised in Alsace and Lorraine, leaving the Belgian border unprotected. However this fortification did not live up to its promise during the fighting of 1940. Having come through the war virtually intact, it now offers visitors a fine example of modern fortifications, as do the forts of Guentrange, Hackenberg and Simserhof.

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Guentrange Fort
Guentrange Fort
This support work to the fortified
30 minutes
Château de la Grange
Château de la Grange
Built in 1731 by Robert de Cotte, the
60 minutes
Château de la Grange
Château de la Grange
Built in 1731 by Robert de Cotte, the
60 minutes
St-Maximin's Church
St-Maximin's Church
This immense and sturdy classical church
15 minutes
Public Museum of Thionville
Public Museum of Thionville
Here there is a rich Gallo-Roman section
60 minutes
Tower of Puces
Tower of Puces
Still called " tour au Puits " (Peetz
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Guentrange Fort
Guentrange Fort
This support work to the fortified
30 minutes
Château de la Grange
Château de la Grange
Built in 1731 by Robert de Cotte, the
60 minutes
Château de la Grange
Château de la Grange
Built in 1731 by Robert de Cotte, the
60 minutes
See all