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Maginot Line - Fortress Four-a-Chaux

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For more than half a century, the fortresses of the Maginot Line have been part of the Northern Vosges landscape. Built between 1930 and 1935, the Four-a-Chaux fortress in Lembach is one of the major buildings of this defensive line situated about...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Road D65 dir. Pfaffenbronn, 67510 Lembach, France
+33 3 88 94 48 62
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

The underground fort, part of the Maginot Line of defenses built by France, is fascinating. Anyone interested in the history of the world wars should visit, but be forewarned there will be a LOT of walking. As some of the concrete floors can get damp,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

This impressive, huge and mythical place is the clear example of the absurdity of war. It's very important to visit to discover the everyday life of soldiers living under the soil for three months. But the Maginot Line didn't work as a defense...

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

Great tour tha shouldn't be missed. Whether a military buff or not, you will find it very interesting! Recommendation: Dress very warmly. It is cold and damp!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here! It's unbelievable in what conditions the soldiers had to live and work in! The system is unbelievably thought through! The group was large, the guide tried very hard to speak with a loud voice! (In German as we speak...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

It took us a while to find the place it was not very well sign posted. If you see a WW@ tank then your close to it. When we got there there was only half a dozen, we were the only English speaking so they...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Four-a-ChauxLembach, Responsable réception at Maginot Line - Fortress Four-a-Chaux, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2017

Bonjour, Thank you very much for visiting the "Four-à-Chaux", our Maginot Line fortress in Lembach. It is true we don't often provide English tours but we have English notes available for the English speaking visitors, so they can attend any of our guided tours, and...More

Reviewed August 25, 2016

This is an authentic fort of the former defence line, with cannons and provisions for operating them and for sleeping and feeding their crews in case of war. The guided visit - about 2 hours - allows you to see much of this installation, touring...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Speaking both French and German, I decided to stay a bit longer in bed and take the German tour, 1 hour later. I guess this was a mistake, as the guide spoke German with a heavy accent, and instead of 2 people for the French...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed September 13, 2015

This was absolutely worth a visit. It gives a very realistic impression of the terrible conditions the soldiers had to suffer.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed April 17, 2015

For the price we paid, this was a fantastic day out. We bought the joint ticket that also allowed access to the nearby Chateau Fleckenstein, just a 10 minute drive - I would highly recommend this ticket. Visit the Ouvrage in time for the 13.30...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

250 feet underground a vast array of tunnels and work spaces designed and supplied to house several hundred men for up to a 3 month siege, this bunker is 1 of 108 along that Maginot Line bordering Germany that never saw action and surrendered after...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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May 25, 2015|
Response from KEspin2488 |
No, there is nothing available at the site. We arrived at 10:30 am and found that the next tour was not available until 1:30 pm, so we drove to the castle ruins at Fleckenstein, about a 10 minute drive, and had lunch at... More