Since the very beginning of the battle of Verdun, this fort had been one of the main goals of the German offensive. At the beginning of March 1916, the German army arrived at a few hundred meters of the fort and started a siege that would last for a hundred days. In the fort, the soldiers organised themselves to resist the German heavy artillery preparation. On June 1st, the Germans reached the fort: the French garrison, exhausted, isolated and with no external support, led a heroic struggle during a week before being defeated.tle, it was constantly shelled by the French army that recaptured the fort on October 24th of the same year.
Our multimedia guide will help you discover the history of this iconic site thanks to period movies and photographs, archive documents, commentaries and testimonies.
Duration : 45 minutes
Opening Times :
February, March, November and December : 10:00 - 17:00
April and September : 10:00 – 17:30
May and June : 10:00 – 18:30
July and August : 10:00 – 19:00
October : 10:00 – 16:30
Last tickets sold 45 minutes before the Fort closes
The Fort is closed from mid-December to February 1st
Adult : 4 €
Child (8 to 16) : 2 €
Child under 8 : Free
Concessions (Pass Lorraine, ...) : 3 €
Forts Douaumont & Vaux ticket : 6.50 €
Family (2 adults and 2 children – 8 to 16) : 10 €
Note : The inside temperature is around 12°C. Cover up ! The only public toilets on the battlefield are on the car park behind the ossuary.
Fort de Douaumont – Tél. : 03 29 84 41 91
Mission Histoire – Tél. : 03 29 83 77 68
Crédit Photo : © Mission Histoire
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