Forest of Argonne
Forest of Argonne, 55120 Lachalade, France
About Forest of Argonne
A densely wooded and hilly region in eastern France that forms a natural barrier between Champagne and Lorraine. It is also a historically important area. It was here the Prussians were repulsed in 1792 by the French at Valmy and where U.S. forces swept over the Germans in 1918. A beautiful area for nice trekking and also it is quite adventurous too.
Attractions near Forest of Argonne
The Douaumont ossuary is a memorial containing the skeletal remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. This modern French ossuary contains the jumbled bones of 130,000 WWI soldiers. The Ossuary is a gallery-shaped building surmounted by a Lantern of the Dead tower. It has been designated as a national cemetery that contains the remains of both French and German soldiers who died on the Verdun battlefield.
Verdun Memorial is one of the most important Great War museums in Europe which was built on the actual site of a battle which was Spread over three levels with a collection of 2,000 objects. It is a military museum that displays French and German armaments, military vehicles, uniforms, and equipment of both French and German troops during the battle. One of the nice locations which shows light to the ancient history of Europe.
Fort Douaumont was the largest and highest fort on the ring of 19 large defensive works that had protected the city of Verdun built in the late 19th-century. The heavily armed fortress was designed to be the most strategically important of Verdun’s mighty defenses. It was protected by two layers of concrete over a meter thick and surrounded by a seven-meter-deep moat and 30 meters of barbed wire. It was one of the famous attractions in this area and the view from the fort is truly impressive.
A majestic castle which was located in Sedan, France. It is a grand fortress of medieval European stock, covering an area of 35,000 m2 in its seven floors. The castle was given by the French Army to the city of Sedan in 1962 and was subjected to a number of restorations. There is also a beautiful museum inside this castle which was dedicated to the Franco-Prussian War and It has rich collections of things that have been used at that time.
Lac de Madine is a beautiful lake that was located at the border between Meurthe-et-Moselle and Meuse. It was one of the famous fishing and camping site in this area. People are being attracted here by the natural beauty of this area. , Madine Lake offers you the opportunity to discover a set of unspoiled nature, an ideal place for bird watching and hiking too.
The lake Der-Chantecoq is a lake in the North East of France. It is located in the Grand Est region, on the border between the departments of Marne and Haute-Marne. It was designed to protect Paris from flooding and It is also the largest artificial lake in Europe. It has a large variety of flora and fauna surrounding this lake and you can spend some nice time on the banks of this reservoir. You can have a boat ride and also fishing is possible here.
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Grand Est is a vast new region in Eastern France, the unification of the former historical regions of Champagne-Ardenne, Alsace, and Lorraine. Its geographical location – bordering Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and Switzerland – makes of the Grand Est an interesting cultural melting pot which can be clearly seen in its architecture and tasted in its gastronomy.